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
Format: Perma-Bound Edition from Publisher's Hardcover
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Copyright Date: 2004
Edition Date: 2004
Illustrator: Selznick, Brian,
Pages: 56
Availability: Available (Limited Quantities Available / While Supplies Last)
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.
Genre: Biographies
Language: English
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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 / quiz:Q35760
Lexile: AD970L
Guided Reading Level: R

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.

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