Hang a Thousand Trees with Ribbons: The Story of Phillis Wheatley

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A fictionalized biography of the eighteenth-century African woman who, as a child, was brought to New England to be a slave, and after publishing her first poem when a teenager, gained renown throughout the colonies as an important black American poet.

A fictionalized biography of the eighteenth-century African woman who, as a child, was brought to New England to be a slave, and after publishing her first poem when a teenager, gained renown throughout the colonies as...

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Overview

A fictionalized biography of the eighteenth-century African woman who, as a child, was brought to New England to be a slave, and after publishing her first poem when a teenager, gained renown throughout the colonies as an important black American poet.

A fictionalized biography of the eighteenth-century African woman who, as a child, was brought to New England to be a slave, and after publishing her first poem when a teenager, gained renown throughout the colonies as an important black American poet.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Mary Sue Preissner
Readers will find this fictionalized account of the young African-American poetess, Phillis Wheatley, to be a slow read. While concerned with earning her freedom, it seems more of Phillis' thoughts are about her crush on her young master. While it can be said that there were slave owners who treated their slaves well, it appears to be a stretch to believe that life was as rosy as this portrayal.
The ALAN Review - Mike Angelotti
Here is a beautifully written story true to the historical facts of the life of Phillis Wheatly, America's first black poet. Yeet its credibility rests in its imaginative treatment of Phillis Wheatley the human being, of how a young African slave might have learned to read and write American English in pre-Revolutionary-War Boston. The novel is written as Phillis Wheatley might have written a memoir covering the period in her life from ages seven through approximately twenty-one; that is, from Keziah's abduction from a Senegal rice field by her vengeful uncle's warriors to her interview with General George Washington as "free nigra woman" Phillis Wheatley. Especially moving is her description of the "middle passage" between Senegal and Boston on the slave ship Phillis. Complementing a study of Phillis Wheatley's poetry might be her running commentary on the significance of writing and on her writing process. Her easy conversational style should make historical detail pleasantly consumable to young readers studying the period. In fact, Ann Rinaldi's fascinating "Author's Note" discusses the interplay of fact and fiction in the story. This book has strong interdisciplinary potential. It was much enjoyed and is highly recommended.
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"A powerful portrait . . . A tragic tale, beautifully written and researched."—Kirkus Reviews
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780613023320
  • Publisher: San Val, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/28/1996
  • Series: Great Episodes Series
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 4.36 (w) x 6.98 (h) x 1.08 (d)

Meet the Author

ANN RINALDI is an award-winning author best known for bringing history vividly to life. A self-made writer and newspaper columnist for twenty-one years, Ms. Rinaldi attributes her interest in history to her son, who enlisted her to take part in historical reenactments up and down the East Coast. She lives with her husband in central New Jersey. Visit her online at www.annrinaldi.com.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2006

    Amazing!

    This book was just amazing. I read it in one day (it was a school day, too...who needs Biology?) :P I have always been a fan of historical novels, but this one was written so enticingly that it didn't feel like history at all. I was drawn to Phyllis she was such a flechsed out character, which is especially nice to say after reading the epilogue of this book. This is the first book I have read by Ann Rinaldi, but i can't wait to find more.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2004

    This book is at the top of my mountain

    This book is good for any one. this book will take your breath away. i as a child enjoyed this book and i garente that you will love it to Hat off for Ann Rinadli!!!!!!!!!!!!

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