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A Voice of Her Own by Kathryn Lasky

A Voice of Her Own

A Voice of Her Own by Kathryn Lasky
Sep 11, 2012 | 48 Pages
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    Sep 11, 2012 | 48 Pages | Middle Grade (8-12)

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    Sep 11, 2012 | 48 Pages | Middle Grade (8-12)

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Lasky’s lyrical text combines perfectly with Paul Lee’s illustrations to convey Wheatly’s remarkable spirit, as well as the tumultuous times in which she lived.
—Washington Post Book World

Lasky shows how Wheatley’s struggle for personal identity and respect paralleled the prevailing political talk of freedom and revolution. Lee’s carefully researched paintings give a vivid picture of colonial Boston through the eyes of an extraordinary woman.
—San Francisco Chronicle

In this moving picture book, biographer Kathryn Lasky traces important themes in Phillis’s poetry while noting the terrible way slavery rendered so many voiceless.
—Washington Parent

Lasky shows not only the facts of Wheatley’s life but also the pain of being an accomplished black woman in a segregated world.


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