By Ann Malaspina. Illustrated by Susan Keeter. ISBN 978-0-8075-6545-2. Copyright 2010. Hardcover with 32 pages.
In the fall of 1775, General George Washington was struggling to find a way to fight the British so that the colonies could be free from England. Phillis Wheatley, an African American poet who herself had struggled to gain freedom, decided to write a poem of encouragement for Washington.
The inspiring story of the life and times of the poet and warrior is enhanced by richly colored oil paintings on each page.
Recommended for ages 7-10. Accelerated Reader Points: 0.50. ATOS Level: 4.80.