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The Resource Walt Whitman : words for America, by Barbara Kerley ; illustrated by Brian Selznick

Walt Whitman : words for America, by Barbara Kerley ; illustrated by Brian Selznick

Label
Walt Whitman : words for America
Title
Walt Whitman
Title remainder
words for America
Statement of responsibility
by Barbara Kerley ; illustrated by Brian Selznick
Creator
Contributor
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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. 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
Summary
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
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • ALA Notable Children's Book, 2005
  • New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Books: 2004
  • Parents' Choice Award for Non-Fiction, 2004.
  • School Library Journal Best Books: 2004
  • School Library Journal Best Books, 2004.
Biography type
individual biography
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130393
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 811/.3
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3232
LC item number
.K47 2004
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970
Literary form
non fiction
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  • 4
  • 12
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True
Target audience
pre adolescent
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words for America
Label
Walt Whitman : words for America, by Barbara Kerley ; illustrated by Brian Selznick
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/description/schol051/2003020085.html
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
2397096
Dimensions
31 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 v. (unpaged)
Isbn
9780439357913
Lccn
2003020085
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm53792753
  • (OCoLC)53792753
Label
Walt Whitman : words for America, by Barbara Kerley ; illustrated by Brian Selznick
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/description/schol051/2003020085.html
Publication
Control code
2397096
Dimensions
31 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 v. (unpaged)
Isbn
9780439357913
Lccn
2003020085
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm53792753
  • (OCoLC)53792753

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