Hang a Thousand Trees with Ribbons (Paperback)

The Story of Phillis Wheatley

By Ann Rinaldi

Graphia, 9780152008772, 352pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 1996

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (3/1/2005)
Hardcover (10/25/1996)
Prebound (3/1/2005)

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Kidnapped from her home in Senegal and sold as a slave in 1761, a young girl is purchased by the wealthy Wheatley family in Boston. Phillis Wheatley--as she comes to be known--has an eager mind and it leads her on an unusual path for a slave--she becomes America's first published black poet. Strong characterization and perceptive realism mark this thoughtful portrayal. --"Booklist"