A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams

By Jen Bryant
Illustrated by Melissa Sweet
Published by Eerdmans Books for Young Readers

Willie loved to write -- words gave him freedom and peace. But he also knew that he needed to earn a living, so when he grew up he went off to medical school and became a doctor -- one of the busiest men in town! Yet he never stopped writing.

In this picture book biography of poet William Carlos Williams, Jen Bryant's engaging prose and Melissa Sweet's stunning mixed-media illustrations celebrate the amazing man whose poems about ordinary, everyday things will inspire young readers to create poems of their own.

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