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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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Who Wrote Walt Whitman: Words for America

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Barbara Kerley

Barbara Kerley was born in Washington, D.C. and has lived in many places, including Nepal and the tropical island of Guam. She has written about almost everything: 19th C iguanodons, Teddy Roosevelt, world peace, Mark Twain’s donkey, and the pleasure of following your curiosity.

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Brian Selznick

<b>Brian Selznick</b> is the author and illustrator of the bestselling <i>The Invention of Hugo Cabret, </i> which was awarded the Caldecott Medal and was a National Book Award finalist. He is also the illustrator of many books for children, including <i>Frindle</i> and <i>Lunch Money</i> by Andrew Clements, as well as the <i>Doll People</i> trilogy by Ann M. Martin and Laura Godwin, and <i>The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins</i> by Barbara Kerley, which was a Caldecott Honor Book. Mr. Selznick divides his time between Brooklyn, New York, and San Diego, California.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9780439357913
Publication Date:
October 1, 2004
ASIN/ISBN 10:
0439357918

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