My Name Is Phillis Wheatley: A Story of Slavery and Freedom

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  • Title: My Name Is Phillis Wheatley: A Story of Slavery and Freedom
  • Author: Afua Cooper
  • ISBN: 9781553378129
  • Page: 188
  • Format: Hardcover
My Name Is Phillis Wheatley: A Story of Slavery and Freedom

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About “Afua Cooper

  • Afua Cooper

    Afua Cooper is a Jamaican born Canadian historian, author and dub poet.Born in Westland, Jamaica, Cooper grew up in Kingston, Jamaica, and migrated to Toronto in 1980 She holds a Ph.D in African Canadian history with specialties in slavery and abolition Her dissertation, Doing Battle in Freedom s Cause , is a biographical study of Henry Bibb, a 19th century African American abolitionist who lived and worked in Ontario She also has expertise in women s history and New France studies.She has published four books of poetry, including Memories Have Tongue 1994 , one of the finalists in the 1992 Casa de las Americas literary award She is the co author of We re Rooted Here and They Can t Pull Us Up Essays in African Canadian Women s History 1994 , which won the Joseph Brant Award for history She has also released two albums of her poetry.Her book The Hanging of Angelique 2006 tells the story of an enslaved African Marie Joseph Angelique who was executed in Montreal at a time when Quebec was under French colonial rule It was shortlisted for the 2006 Governor General s Literary Award for non fiction.Afua Cooper is the James Robinson Johnston Chair in Black Canadian Studies, at Dalhousie University Her research interests are African Canadian studies, with specific regard to the period of enslavement and emancipation in 18th and 19th century Canada and the Black Atlantic African Nova Scotian history political consciousness community building and culture slavery s aftermath Black youth studies.Dr Cooper founded the Black Canadian Studies Association BCSA , which she currently chairs.



129 thoughts on “My Name Is Phillis Wheatley: A Story of Slavery and Freedom

  • Beautiful little story about Phyllis Wheatley born Penda Wane and her life as African to American slave to Freed.Story is great, lots of historical context As a kids book, it s considerably full Better for the grade 6 8 age group even though the book is small and might look like something for younger children.Alternately, great book to read to a younger audience Lots of opportunity to stop and give context and have discussion.


  • Reviewed by Sandra O BrienNoted historian Afua Cooper has brought her expertise to this fictionalized memoir of Phillis Wheatley, who published a book of poetry in 1773 becoming the first Black person in America to do so Seven year old Penda Wane is born free on the edge of the great African desert Training to become a griot a praise singer and poet her whole world changes when she is captured by slave traders After enduring the long walk to the sea and an even grueling journey by ship to Ameri [...]


  • Told in the voice of Phillis Wheatley, this story retells her life as she was captured at 8 years old in her homeland and brought to Boston to be a slave in the late 1700 s She is bought by the Wheatley family who educates her and realizes she is brilliant She writes poetry and becomes famous at only 13 years of age This is a good one to add to the American Revolutionary biography unit Phillis recounts meetings with both Thomas Jefferson and George Washington as well as life during that time per [...]


  • Very well written story Short and easy read, but contains powerful details into the life of Phillis Wheatley as a slave Phillis was a very well cared for slave, not beaten, but her journey from Africa to America on a slave ship is a real eye opener Her fight to be recognized for her talents, not just as a miracle from a slave is sometimes heart wrenching A good read for middle schoolers It is on this year s William Allen White list, and has quickly become one of my top choices


  • A historical novel about Phillis Wheatley s short life told from her perspective as an adult, including her memories of Africa, capture, horrific journey through the Middle Passage, enslavement to a Boston family, education, becoming a published poet, and release from bondage.


  • A novelized version of Phillis Wheatley s life Relaly portrays the pain, anger, horrors and loss that she and other slaves wetn through on being stolen from their families and villages and forced to come to america as a slave However, Phyillis was treated very well.


  • Yet another book for my class I did enjoy this The description of the middle passage was rough and I wouldn t want kids younger than 7th or 8th grade reading it It was a wonderful historical fiction and I liked it.



  • Really interesting book, aimed towards children but great for anyone, about a very important figure in American and Black history,


  • A first person historical fiction of life of Phillis Wheatley, the famous American poet of the late 1700s A fascinating quick read.


  • I learned many new things from this book about Africa and it s many cultures and also American History Penda Phillis story is in many parts very, very sad The telling of her story, the conditions of her life reminds me that the divisions I see in this country and the world today are not new In fact they ve been with us from the very beginning of and before The United States of America.The best I can do is remember this woman and her life and take her with me as I go forward and encounter others [...]


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