Barbara Kerley, Brian Selznick
Walt Whitman: Words for America
(Scholastic Press Oct. 1, 2004)
, Illustrated Edition
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.
- New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Books (Awards)
- 0439357918 / 9780439357913
- 18.72 oz.
- 9.28 x 0.41