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Freedom's Pen (Lawton)

SKU 9780802476395


1761―Phillis Wheatley was a little girl of seven or eight years old when she was captured in Africa 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 importantly, her poetry still proclaims Christ almost 250 years later.


  • Author: Wendy Lawton
  • Pages: 144
  • Paperback
  • Published in 2009


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Product Details:

  • Paperback:  144 pages
  • Published:  2009
  • ISBN ‏ : ‎ 9780802476395
  • Author:  Wendy Lawton


  • Wendy Lawton, an award-winning writer, sculptor, and doll designer, founded the Lawton Doll Company in 1979. She currently works as an agent for the Books & Such Literary Agency. Wendy has written numerous books, including six for her Daughters of Faith series and four for her Real TV series. Wendy is active in her church and is a frequent speaker for women's groups. Wendy and her husband, Keith, are parents to three adult children and live in Hilmar, California.


  • Freedom’s Pen is a tenderly told story brimming with hope and timeless truth.  I was captivated by the way Phillis looked past the difficulties of her life circumstances and found a way to use poetry to express her deep gratefulness to God.
    -Robin Jones Gunn, bestselling author of the Christy Miller, Sierra Jensen and Katie Weldon series


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