Phillis Wheatley

First Published African-American Poet

Our People
  • Interest Level: Grade 3 - Grade 6
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

Introduces the life and accomplishments of the first-ever African-American poet to have her works published, Phillis Wheatley.

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978-1-61473-520-5
$38.95
Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Nonfiction
Copyright 2004
Publisher The Child's World, Inc.
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2003-08-01
BISACS JNF025170, JNF007050, JNF007020
Dewey 92
Graphics Full-color photographs, Historical photographs
Dimensions 7.5 x 9.5
Guided Reading Level V
ATOS Reading Level 5.9
ATOS Interest Level MG
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 71929
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Educational front/back matter, Glossary of key words, Index, Informative sidebars, Reviewed, Sources for further research, Suggested websites, and Table of contents
Online Resources
Spartacus Educational
Renaissance Editions
  • The Wheatley's Wonder Child
  • Poems on Various Subjects
  • Years of Sorrow
  • Phillis Wheatley's Legacy
  • Time Line
  • Glossary Terms
  • For Further Information
  • Index
Author: Deborah Kent

Deborah Kent was born in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, and grew up in nearby Little Falls. She graduated from Oberlin College and received a master's degree from Smith College School for Social Work. For four years, she was a social worker at University Settlement House on New York's Lower East Side. In 1975, Ms. Kent moved to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, where she wrote her first young-adult novel, Belonging. In San Miguel, Ms. Kent helped to found the Centro de Crecimiento, a school for children with disabilities. Ms. Kent is the author of numerous young-adult novels and nonfiction titles for children. She lives in Chicago with her husband, children's author R. Conrad Stein, and their daughter, Janna.

Reviews

A noteworthy review of Our People from School Library Journal on April 1, 2004

Common to these titles are brief, but not particularly easy, texts with large, clear type in a cleanly designed format. Relevant facts are scattered throughout the wide margins along with a few full-page sidebars that provide related historical background. In addition, these books… View →