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The inspirational singer and Civil Rights activist comes to life in 22 brief, first person, free verse poems that seamlessly incorporate Hamer's own words. The biography takes her from a sharecropping child to a community leader.
Kerley's lyrical prose portrait of Whitman captures the remarkable humanity and compassion of this quintessentially American poet, while Selznick's evocative art, inspired by period photographs, breathes visual life into this moving tribute. This memorable account of Whitman's experiences before and during the Civil War is brilliantly supported by the poet's own words, as well as contemporary and later sources.
- Nonfiction, Poetry
- Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal 2005 (Honor Title)
- ISBN: 9780439357913