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Women who Wow

March 12, 2014

Hi from McPopper Children’s Hospital! It’s Lily at the computer, and I hope you’re having a great day. March is Women’s History Month, and I love learning about amazing women who have overcome challenges and accomplished incredible things. It’s super inspiring! Cherry-Ot told me about a woman named Phillis Wheatley who was one of the first African American poets. She was brought to Boston on a slave ship when she was just eight years old, and she was bought by a wealthy family named the Wheatleys. They taught her how to read and write, and she wrote wonderful poetry. She even had her book of poems entitled, Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral published in 1773.

It’s amazing that even though she was a slave, she still was determined to create something beautiful from such a horrible situation. She was so courageous, smart,

Phillis Wheatley

Phillis Wheatley

and creative, and she is truly a role model for all of us.

Who are the women who have inspired you? Be sure to let us know. And don’t forget…have a critterrific day!

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