Something Permanent

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Harcourt Brace & Company, 1994 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 61 pages
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The photographs of Walker Evans tell stories of ordinary people living in America in the extraordinary time of the Great Depression. Cynthia Rylantís poetry about the photographs offers a new voice in the telling, celebrating the beauty of life lived in extreme circumstances.

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User Review  - Pam Cox - Goodreads

This was my Book Club's selection from last month (my turn to choose). It was our first poetry/photography venture and was a huge hit! The poet is chiefly "Young Adult" writer and we "not so young adults" loved it . Read full review

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User Review  - Hannah Jane - Goodreads

Walker Evans and Cynthia Rylant form a simply magical rapport in Something Permanent. Cynthia Rylant's connection to the photographs is quite eerie given that the book came to fruition after the ... Read full review

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Cynthia Rylant was born on June 6, 1954 in Hopewell, Virginia. She attended and received degrees at Morris Harvey College, Marshall University, and Kent State University. Rylant worked as an English professor and at the children's department of a public library, where she first discovered her love of children's literature. She has written more than 100 children's books in English and Spanish, including works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Her novel Missing May won the 1993 Newbery Medal and A Fine White Dust was a 1987 Newbery Honor book. Rylant wrote A Kindness, Soda Jerk, and A Couple of Kooks and Other Stories, which were named as Best Book for Young Adults. When I was Young in the Mountains and The Relatives Came won the Caldecott Award. She has many popular picture books series, including Henry and Mudge, Mr. Putter and Tabby and High-Rise Private Eyes.

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