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 Edition from Publisher's Hardcover
Special Formats: Inventory Sale Inventory Sale
Copyright Date: 2004
Edition Date: 2004
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 (Mon Nov 01 00:00:00 CST 2004)
ALA Notable Book For Children
Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
Horn Book (Fri Apr 01 00:00:00 CST 2005)
Kirkus Reviews
National Council For Social Studies Notable Children's Trade
Robert Sibert Honor
School Library Journal
Wilson's Children's Catalog
Wilson's High School 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
Guided Reading Level: R

From the time he was a boy, Walt Whitman loved words. In this dramatic, true story, you can travel with through a young America, read his poetry celebrating a nation and it's people, experience his life-altering work in the Civil War, and discover that there are many ways to love and honor your country.Meticulously researched and documented, and fueled by Kerley and Selznick's trademark passion, Walt Whitman: Words for America is the consummate portrait of a man and an artist who is a symbol of America. His powerful and deeply affecting story -- brought stunningly, imaginatively to life in words and pictures -- will inspire readers of all ages to pick up their pens and open their heart to humanity.