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This reader provides an introduction to the life and poetry of Phillis Wheatley, America's first African-American poet. Although taken from Africa as a young girl and brought to colonial Boston to be a slave, she became a well-educated, Christian poet who was recognized for her work in both America and England.
This biographical sketch is designed to be an introductory overview of Ms. Wheatley's life and work. It contains a brief description of her life and nine of her poems. It can be used as a reader for students, with its vocabulary words and comprehension questions, or as the foundation to a deeper study on this famous American.
|Suggested Grade: 4th - 6th
|Authors: Rebecca Sodergren and Phillis Wheatley (Eric L. Pfeiffelman, ed.)
|PDF eBook: 48 pages