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Walt Whitman: Words for America (New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Books (Awards)), Kerley, Barbara
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Author Name:    Kerley, Barbara

Title:   Walt Whitman: Words for America (New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Books (Awards))

Binding:   Hardcover

Book Condition:   New

Publisher:    Scholastic Press 

ISBN Number:   0439357918 / 9780439357913

Seller ID:   ING9780439357913

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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, 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, & 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.



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