A River of Words

The Story of William Carlos Williams
By Jen Bryant
Illustrated by Melissa Sweet
Published by Eerdmans Books, 2008
When Willie Williams was growing up, he loved words and writing poetry. However, he needed a way to make a living, so he became a family doctor and practiced medicine for 40 years. All during that time, though, he never stopped writing. This is the story of William Carlos Williams– doctor, poet, and legend.
Great for middle and high school English class! I bought a copy for my own middle school classroom. WCW is studied, and it will be nice to have an additional resource for poetry units.
Awards: Caldecott Honor
Accessed: Augusta County Library


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