Walt Whitman: Words For America


Bibliographic Information: Kerley, Barbara. (2004) Walt Whitman: Words for America. New York, NY:  Scholastic Press.

Brief Annotation: This is an autobiographical account of Walt Whitman’s life. It tells of his work as a printer, Civil War poet and volunteer, and later of his poems after the war. It also tells of his love for all things America, especially Abe Lincoln.

Genre: Free Choice (Picture)

Grade Level: Grades 5-7

Readers who will like this: Readers interested in American History will like this. Also, there are some of his poems included, so lovers of poetry will appreciate this book.

Rating/Response: 7/10. Interesting, but it dragged on too long. It was very informative though, and well illustrated.

One question you would ask before a read aloud: Describe America in three words.

Posted by: Billy Gregg


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