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American literature is a melting pot of authors from different times, cultures, and parts of the country. Great American Authors tells the personal stories of authors who made lasting contributions, exploring their lives, their writings, and their inspirations. Take a journey through American literature as you learn about what makes each author great. Core Library is the must-have line of nonfiction books for supporting the Common Core State Standards for grades 3-6. Core Library features: A wide variety of high-interest topics, Well-researched, clearly written informational text, Primary sources with accompanying questions, Multiple prompts and activities for writing, reading, and critical thinking, Charts, graphs, diagrams, timelines, and maps
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 A Life-Changing Journey 4
Chapter 2 Home on Long Island 10
Chapter 3 Leaves of Grass 16
Chapter 4 A Civil War Volunteer Nurse 24
Chapter 5 After the War 32
Chapter 6 Growing Older 38
Important Dates 42
Key Works 43
Stop and Think 44
Learn More 47
About the Author 48