by Phillis Wheatley


Welcome to the parent guide for this text! Read below to find out about what your child is reading in class and how you can support him/her at home.

This week in class, we’re reading "On Being Brought from Africa to America " by Phillis Wheatley.

In this rhyme- and rhythm-rich poem, Phillis Wheatley describes being brought to America from Africa and its influence on her religious beliefs.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of America, Identity, and Prejudice & Discrimination as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

"How has America changed over time?", "What are the effects of prejudice?", and "What makes you who you are?"

Ways to support your child: