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Barbara Kerley - Walt Whitman: Words for America

Walt Whitman: Words for America

Words For America

Author: Barbara Kerley; Illustrator: Brian Selznick

  • AGES 11 - 13 
  • Genre Biography and Autobiography
The pioneering team that brought you the Caldecott Honor-winning The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins focuses their remarkable skills and vision on Walt Whitman: poet, American, and Civil War hero.
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 & Confederate, black & 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 greatest aspiration: to capture the true spirit of America.
Dramatic, powerful, & deeply moving, this consummate portrait of Whitman will inspire readers to pick up their pens & open their hearts to humanity.