A 2018 Notable Poetry Book for Children (National Council of Teachers of English) Introduce your children to the beautiful words of classic American poet, Walt Whitman. Poetry for Kids: Walt Whitman makes the work engaging and easy to understand. Walt Whitman is considered by many to be one of the most prolific poets in American history. What better time to introduce your children to the written word than now? This collection of thirty-five of Walt's best works has been carefully curated for kids. Each piece of work is lovingly illustrated, and are both presented and explained by New York University professor Karen Karbenier, PhD, a primary authority Whitman's poetry.Walt Whitman includes enlightening commentary for each poem, definitions of key words, and a foreword by the expert so that kids, or even parents new to poems, will understand.
Starting off with "I Hear America Singing," the collection includes excerpts from "Song of Myself," "O Captain My Captain ," poems from Leaves of Grass, and many more thought-provoking, descriptive, and kid-friendly selections.