Phillis Wheatley came to America when she was a little girl. She was small, quiet, and did not speak English. But her masters taught her many things and gradually unlocked her brilliant mind. Phillis was the first African American to publish a book, the first African American poet, and one of the first female writers of her time! These popular readers include easy-to-read information, fun facts and trivia, humor, activities and a whole lot more. They are great for ages 7-12 (grades 2-6), because although simple, these readers have substance and really engage kids with their stories. They are great for social studies, meeting state and national curriculum standards, individual and group reading programs, centers, library programs, and have many other terrific educational uses.