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Walt Whitman: Words for America

Age 7-10
Grade 2-5

Barbara Kerley, Brian Selznick

Walt Whitman: Words for America

Hardcover (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 in.

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