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507792
Meet Phillis Wheatley : poet and former slave [Introducing Famous Americans]by Katirgis, Jane 

BTSB Prebound(Enslow, 2020)

BTSB #: 507792 Available

Dewey: 811/BAges: 8-12   
AR: 3.9 MG

Subjects: Wheatley, Phillis,|d1753-1784 African American women poets - Biography Women slaves - United States - Biography


Summary: Arriving in Boston aboard a slave ship in 1761, Phillis Wheatley began what would eventually be a storied life in America. Primary sources bring to life the story of America's first African American female poet. Wheatley learned to speak English and to read and write. She even learned to read Latin. Soon she was writing poetry, but no one in Boston would publish her book because she was a slave. She had to find a publisher in London to print her poetry and her words live on.


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467404
Oldest student : how Mary Walker learned to read by Hubbard, Rita L. 

BTSB Prebound(Schwartz & Wade Books, 2020)

BTSB #: 467404 Available

Dewey: 306.3/BAges: 4-8   
AR: 4.6 LG Lexile: 830 AD

Subjects: Walker, Mary,|d1848-1969 Women slaves - United States - Biography Freedmen - United States - Biography Illiterate persons - United States - Biography


Summary: A picture book biography sharing the inspiring and incredible true story of the nation's oldest student, Mary Walker, who learned to read at the age of 116.


788375
Stitch by stitch : Elizabeth Hobbs Keckly sews her way to freedom by Schofield-Morrison, Connie 

BTSB Prebound(Holiday House, 2021)

BTSB #: 788375 Available

Dewey: 306.3/BAges: 6-9   


Subjects: Keckley, Elizabeth,|dapproximately 1818-1907 Lincoln, Mary Todd,|d1818-1882 - Relations with African Americans African American women - Biography Women slaves - United States - Biography Dressmakers - United States - Biography Slaves - United States - Biography


Summary: A talented seamstress, born enslaved in 1818, bought freedom for herself and her son.


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