Loosely based on the life of African-American poetess, Phillis Wheatley, Louisa is a powerfully moving story for readers of all ages. It is masterfully written with a plot that is worthy of the big screen.
Having been captured from her beloved family and homeland as a little girl, then sold into slavery in colonial America, Farih Morowa (renamed Louisa Wheatley by her owners), daughter of Bewnu, Chief of the Fulani, endured great pain, sorrow, and loneliness. How she landed in a mostly kind, Bostonian household, learned to speak, read, and write English, when slaves were generally forbidden literacy, and how she became an
internationally acclaimed poetess before ultimately obtaining her freedom, is a truly touching and inspiring story. Her celebrity also gains her unprecedented access to some of the most powerful people of her time, including George Washington, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, and John Hancock.
Destined to become a classic, Louisa is a fun read. Add this book to your library today!