9780802476395

Freedom's Pen A Story Based on the Life of Freed Slave and Author Phillis Wheatley

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  • ISBN13:

    9780802476395

  • ISBN10:

    0802476392

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-01-01
  • Publisher: Moody Publishers
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Summary

The Daughters of the Faith series has been a great success for Moody so far with 120,000 copies sold. Courage to Run is the most successful, with sales of 39,000. Tinker's Daughter is the next highest, at more than 19,000. They are all continuing to grow. There are a few elements of this series that separate it from many other children's book biographies. First, these books are about little girls. They are not biographies of the entire life of these characters - these are stories about girls who made a difference while they were still young. This enables the young girl readers to relate to the characters more than they would if these characters had to wait until they were thirty or forty before doing anything significant.Second, these stories are faith journeys. Wendy gets inside the minds of these girls in order to portray their struggles to make God an active part of their lives.In 1761 Phillis Wheatley was a little girl of seven or eight years old when she was captured in Gambia and brought to America as a slave. But she didn't let her circumstances keep her down. She learned to read and write in English and Latin, and showed a natural gift for poetry. By the time she was twelve, her elegy at the death of the great pastor George Whitefield brought her worldwide acclaim. Phillis became known to heads of state, including George Washington himself, speaking out for American independence and the end of slavery. She became the first African American to publish a book, and her writings would eventually win her freedom. More important, her poetry still proclaims Christ almost 250 years later.

Author Biography

Wendy Lawton, an award-winning writer, sculptor, and doll designer, founded the Lawton Doll Company in 1979. A devotee of classic Christian literature, Wendy is an active Sunday school teacher and frequent speaker for women’s groups. Currently Wendy works as an agent for the Books & Such Literary Agency.

Table of Contents

1. Under the Boabab Tree2. Song for a Gazelle3. Middle Passage4. Nothing but Chattel5. The Print of His Shoe6. Neither Fish nor Fowl7. Deep Calleth unto Deep8. The Memory of Your Forever9. 'Twas Mercy10. Freedom's Cause11. An Elegy of Hope12. Freedom at LastNotes on Phillis WheatleyGlossary

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