Hang a Thousand Trees with Ribbons by Ann Rinaldi
  

Hang a Thousand Trees with Ribbons

Written by Ann Rinaldi

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A wonderfully atmospheric historical novel based on the story of the first African American female poet and a perfect introduction to the subject of slavery.

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Hang a Thousand Trees with Ribbons by Ann Rinaldi

The intriguing and moving story of a young girl kidnapped from her home in Senegal and sold, in 1761, as a slave to the wealthy Wheatley family of Boston. Phillis Wheatley – as she comes to be known – has a keen intelligence and a knack for learning. When the family learn of her gift for writing poetry, they begin to mould her future by having her “perform” for influential guests. Eventually she is sent to England, where her work is published – the first book of poetry by an African American woman. However, all the trappings of success do nothing to change the fact that she is still a slave.

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“Rinaldi makes it clear to readers that Wheatley’s good fortune is a double-edged sword that destroys her. A tragic tale, beautifully written and researched.” Kirkus reviews

About the Author

Ann Rinaldi

Ann Rinaldi is an award-winning author of more than a dozen novels for young adults in which she brings history vividly to life. A self-made writer, Ms Rinaldi never attended college but learned her craft through reading writing, and working as a columnist for twenty one years at the Trentonian in New Jersey, USA.

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Format

Paperback

Author

Ann Rinaldi
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Publisher

Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

6th October 2008

ISBN

9781406312485

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