Jen. (2008) A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos
Williams. Illustrated by Melissa Sweet. Eerdmans Books for
A 2009 Caldecott honor book given in recognition of Melissa Sweet's
magnificent illustrations that accompany Jen Bryant's lyrical text
which tells of the life of the physician - poet who is known as one of
American's most significant poets. He was awarded the Pulitzer
Prize 3 months after his death in 1963.
For more information about this book and curriculum connections, locate
the Aug/September 2009 issue of Library Sparks for the "In the
Spotlight" column featuring A River of Words: The Story of
addition to the basic article published in the August/September issue
you may download additional Curriculum Connections (PDF) for A River of Words,
from Library Sparks.