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Phillis Wheatley, Young Revolutionary Poet

"Children will learn about slavery, colonial schools, the Boston Tea Party and George Washington in this outstanding biography...a wonderful way of making history come alive for young readers."--The Old Schoolhouse Magazine for Homeschool Families

..."as usual with this Series, the plentiful dialogue and interesting details of the fictionalized account keep Phillis Wheatley, Young Revolutionary Poet engrossing in a way nonfiction children's biographies too seldom match."--Notes from the Windowsill

"This was a good book. The text flowed well and the narrative was engaging. The biography was very interesting. Phillis Wheatley is not someone that you hear of frequently and would be a great role model for children. I really learned a great deal from this book regarding Phillis Wheatley and her tremendous contribution to the new America--The Reading Tub.  (Click here for the full review.)

"Here is the story of a young black slave girl who could neither read nor write, and how she overcame those obstacles to become the most famous poet of her day....Informed and informative, the...Young Patriots Series should be a core part of every elementary school and public library system collection...for young readers."--Midwest Book Review, Children's Bookwatch. (Click here for the full review)

"One of the most astonishing stories from the American Revolution is that of Phillis Wheatley, a young slave in Boston, who became a famed poet, popular for her often political writings. Her poems were heralded by both a king and a future president. The authors were good friends (Speicher is now deceased). Thirty-seven years after they co-wrote this book on this remarkable girl, it is being republished as part of the Young Patriots series from Patria Press. The publisher is reproducing wonderful biographies originally introduced decades ago in the Childhood of Famous Americans Series, along with new biographies. The story of Phillis Wheatley is particularly inspirational..." ForeWord Magazine (Read full review here)

"The latest in the newly republished Young Patriots Series, this book really does credit to its subject. The amazing and extraordinary life of Phillis Wheatley, the slave girl whose poetry inspired a nation, comes to vivid life...Social Studies for Kids (Read full review here)

"A great book that celebrates the life of one of American's first poets..."Kids Bookshelf (Read full review here)

"It's easy to get kids hooked on history when the people they read about are their own ages. That's why Florrie Binford Kichler, founder of Carmel-based Patria Press, is so enthusiastic about the Young Patriots Series, fictional biographies of American heroes set during their growing-up years and written for children ages 8-12. Phillis Wheatley: Young Revolutionary Poet, by Kathryn Kilby Borland and Helen Ross Speicher, is the just-released 10th book in the series. Her life story is an inspiring one..."--Indianapolis Star


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