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Walt Whitman: Words for America

Written by Barbara Kerley and illustrated by Brian Selznick
Published by Scholastic Press
Goodreads Rating - 4.0 / 5.0
$19.99
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Target Age
56
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Publisher Summary

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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  • 2004 New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book Award

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Book Details

ISBN 10:
0439357918
ISBN 13:
9780439357913
Publication Date:
October 1, 2004