A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams

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2009 Caldecott Honor Book
An ALA Notable Book
A New York Times Best Illustrated Children and rsquo;s Book
A Charlotte Zolotow Honor Book
NCTE Notable Children and rsquo;s Book

When he wrote poems, he felt as free as the Passaic River as it rushed to the falls. Willie and rsquo;s notebooks filled up, one after another. Willie and rsquo;s words gave him freedom and peace, but he also knew he needed to earn a living. So he went off to medical school and became a doctor -- one of the busiest men in town! Yet he never stopped writing poetry. In this picture book biography of William Carlos Williams, Jen Bryant and rsquo;s engaging prose and Melissa Sweet and rsquo;s stunning mixed-media illustrations celebrate the amazing man who found a way to earn a living and to honor his calling to be a poet.