Walt Whitman: Words for America
Walt Whitman: Words for America
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Walt Whitman: Words for America

Written by Barbara Kerley & illustrated by Brian Selznick
Published by Scholastic Press
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Did you know that poet Walt Whitman was also a Civil War nurse? Devastated by his country dividing and compelled to service by his brother’s war injury, Walt nursed all soldiers–Union and Confederate, black and white. By getting to know them through many intense and affecting experiences, he began to see a greater life purpose: His writing could give these men a voice, and in turn, achieve his highest aspiration–to capture the true spirit of America. Dramatic, powerful, and deeply moving, this consummate portrait of Whitman will inspire readers to pick up their pens and open their hearts to humanity.

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    Book Details

    ISBN
    9780439357913
    Publication Date
    October 1, 2004
    Page Count
    56
    Reading Age
    7 - 10 years
    ASIN/ISBN 10
    0439357918

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