Walt Whitman: Words for America
Walt Whitman: Words for America
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Annotation: A biography of the American poet whose compassion led him to nurse soldiers during the Civil War, to give voice to the nation's grief at Lincoln's assassination, and to capture the true American spirit in verse.
Catalog Number: #318576
Binding Type: Perma-Bound (from Original Hardback)
Copyright Date: 2004
Edition Date: c2004
Illustrator: Selznick, Brian,
Pages: 56
Availability: Available
ISBN: Publisher: 0-439-35791-8 Perma-Bound: 0-605-39244-7
ISBN 13: Publisher: 978-0-439-35791-3 Perma-Bound: 978-0-605-39244-1
Dewey: 921
LCCN: 2003020085
Dimensions: 31 cm.
Language: English
Reviewing Agencies: Starred Review for Publishers Weekly , ALA Booklist (11/1/04) , ALA Notable Book For Children , Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books , Horn Book (4/1/05) , Kirkus Reviews , National Council For Social Studies Notable Children's Trade , Robert Sibert Honor , School Library Journal , Wilson's Children's Catalog , Wilson's Junior High Catalog
Word Count: 2,764
Reading Level: 5.4
Interest Level: 5-9
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 5.4 / points: 0.5 / quiz: 82893 / grade: Lower Grades
Reading Counts!: reading level:6.4 / points:3.0
Lexile: AD970L
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.