Phillis Wheatley: Black Heroes of the American Revolution
Book Summary: Phillis Wheatley: Black Hereos of the American Revolution is a historical profile of Phillis Wheatley's life. She was more than the first African American person to publish a book of poetry. As she witnessed the events of the American Revolution firsthand, she used her pen and her voice to compare the colonists’ fight for freedom to Black people’s fight for freedom. Her hard work, literary talent, and success opened doors for generations of Black heroes to come.
Reading Level: Grades 6-8
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