Live Oak, with Moss (Hardcover)

By Walt Whitman, Brian Selznick (Illustrator), Karen Karbiener (Afterword by)

Harry N. Abrams, 9781419734052, 192pp.

Publication Date: April 9, 2019

List Price: 29.99*
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About the Author

Walt Whitman is one of the most beloved poets in American letters, best known for his Leaves of Grass.


Brian Selznick is the New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of The Invention of Hugo Cabret and Wonderstruck, among many other beloved books for children. He lives in Brooklyn and San Diego.


Karen Karbiener is a Whitman scholar at New York University. She lives in Manhattan.


Praise For Live Oak, with Moss

“In harmony, the art, the poems, and the analysis all honor while illuminating Whitman’s work and make it more accessible to contemporary readers.”

— Publishers Weekly

“Reading this book, what becomes eminently clear is that Selznick is laying the groundwork for GLBTQIA+ literary history, particularly as it pertains to Whitman.”

— School Library Journal