Phillis Wheatley, was brought to Boston from Senegal as a slave child who spoke no English. Phillis Wheatley (born c. 1753) was brought to Boston on a slave ship in 1761 and purchased by John Wheatley as a personal servant to his wife. The Wheatleys educated Phillis, who mastered English, Latin, and Greek. Her volume of English poetry, published in 1773, is the earliest known publication by an African-American writer.
mp3 readings you can download and link to printable book here http://www.gutenberg.org/files/16436/16436-h/16436-h.htm I usually put together seasonal cds for my kids songs,stories and poems. It's great for in the car and bedtime. The kids learn as they enjoy.