A River of Words

The Story of William Carlos Williams

By Jennifer Bryant; Melissa Sweet (Illustrator)
(Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780802853028, 1pp.)

Publication Date: August 2008

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover, Hardcover

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2009 Caldecott Honor BookAn ALA Notable BookA New York Times Best Illustrated Children's BookA Charlotte Zolotow Honor BookNCTE Notable Children's BookWhen he wrote poems, he felt as free as the Passaic River as it rushed to the falls. Willie's notebooks filled up, one after another. Willie's words gave him freedom and peace, but he also knew he needed to earn a living. So he went off to medical school and became a doctor -- one of the busiest men in town Yet he never stopped writing poetry. In this picture book biography of William Carlos Williams, Jen Bryant's engaging prose and Melissa Sweet's stunning mixed-media illustrations celebrate the amazing man who found a way to earn a living and to honor his calling to be a poet.]]"

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