The life of Phyllis Wheatley

Phillis Wheatley is from

writing poems to George Washington

and being freed from slavery in 1778.

Phillis is from being the first African-American woman

to publish a book.

Phillis is from West Africa to Boston,

where she learned to read and write.

Phillis is from her husband, John Peters,

and her daughter and son.

Phillis Wheatley is from being kidnapped

and being a slave.

She was as lonely as a male arctic fox

after a female pregnancy.

She is from being hated on because she was

African-American and a woman poet.

 

Phillis is from success

and twenty-eight poems by the age of eighteen.

Phillis is from writing poems and having a family.

 

Phillis is from inspiring others.

Phillis was brave like a daredevil.

I wonder if you can be, too.

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