Friday, May 31, 2019

Fact Friday: Poetry for Kids: Walt Whitman

Image: Quarto Books

Poetry for Kids: Walt Whitman. Edited by Karen Karbiener, PhD. Illustrated by Kate Evans. 48 p. Moon Dance/ Quarto, 2017. 9781633221505.

In honor of American Poet Walt Whitman's 200th birthday, Fact Friday features Poetry for Kids Walt Whitman edited by Karen Karbiener, PhD and illustrated by Kate Evans. Whitman was a bit of a rebel in the poetry world back in the day and Dr. Karbiener, a professor and expert on Whitman, excerpts thirty-five poems along with commentary and definitions of unfamiliar words. This accessible introduction is also illustrated with moody watercolor paintings and spot art. Happy birthday Walt Whitman!

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