Hi, I am Phillis Wheatley, I was born in west Africa around 1753. At the age of 7, she was kidnapped and brought to Boston on a slave ship, john Wheatley purchased the young girl, who was in fragile health, as a servant for his wife, Susanna.
I got famous when I published my first and only book. (poems on various subjects)
Susanna and her two children taught Wheatley to read and was actively encouraged in her literary pursuits by the household
wheatley wrote her first published poem at around age 13. The work, a story about two men who nearly drown at sea, was printed in the Newport Mercury.
Some more cool thing about me i was the first African American woman to publish a poem and the third of woman to publish a book .
Me and my three children past away while my husband was in jail.