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A Voice of Her Own

(2003)
The Story of Phyillis Wheatley, Slave Poet
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The moving story of the first African American woman poet is compellingly told by Kathryn Lasky and brought to life with powerful illustrations by Paul Lee.

"We'll call her Phillis."

In 1761, a young African girl was sold to the Wheatley family in Boston, who named her Phillis after the slave schooner that had carried her. Kidnapped from her home in Africa and shipped to America, she'd had everything taken from her - her family, her name, and her language.

But Phillis Wheatley was no ordinary young girl. She had a passion to learn, and the Wheatleys encouraged her, breaking with unwritten rule in New England to keep slaves illiterate. Amid the tumult of the Revolutionary War, Phillis Wheatley became a poet and ultimately had a book of verse published, establishing herself as the first African American woman poet this country had ever known. She also found what had been taken away from her and from slaves everywhere: a voice of her own.

Genre: Children's Fiction

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September 2012 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Voice of Her Own: Candlewick Biographies: The Story of Phillis Wheatley, Slave Poet
Author(s): Kathryn Lasky
ISBN: 0-7636-6427-8 / 978-0-7636-6427-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Candlewick
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September 2012 : USA Library Binding
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Title: A Voice Of Her Own: A Story Of Phillis Wheatley, Slave Poet (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (Candlewick Biographies (PB))
Author(s): Kathryn Lasky
ISBN: 0-606-26940-1 / 978-0-606-26940-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback
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April 2008 : USA Library Binding
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Title: A Voice of Her Own: The Story of Phillis Wheatley, Slave Poet
Author(s): Kathryn Lasky
ISBN: 1-4352-3723-4 / 978-1-4352-3723-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Paw Prints 2008-04-03
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December 2005 : USA Library Binding
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Title: A Voice Of Her Own (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Kathryn Lasky
ISBN: 1-4177-2196-0 / 978-1-4177-2196-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback
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January 2006 : USA Library Binding
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Title: A Voice of Her Own: The Story of Philliswheatley, Slave Poet
Author(s): Kathryn Lasky
ISBN: 1-61383-041-6 / 978-1-61383-041-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Perfection Learning
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November 2005 : USA Library Binding
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Title: A Voice of Her Own: The Story of Phyillis Wheatley, Slave Poet
Author(s): Kathryn Lasky
ISBN: 0-606-34406-3 / 978-0-606-34406-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Demco Media
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January 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Voice of Her Own: The Story of Phillis Wheatley, Slave Poet
Author(s): Kathryn Lasky
ISBN: 0-7636-0252-3 / 978-0-7636-0252-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Candlewick
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September 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Voice of Her Own: Candlewick Biographies: The Story of Phillis Wheatley, Slave Poet
Author(s): Kathryn Lasky
ISBN: 0-7636-6091-4 / 978-0-7636-6091-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Candlewick
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December 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Voice of Her Own: The Story of Phillis Wheatley, Slave Poet
Author(s): Kathryn Lasky
ISBN: 0-7636-2878-6 / 978-0-7636-2878-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Candlewick
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