Something Permanent

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 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 Rylant’s 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  - Heather Ledet - Goodreads

What can't Cynthia Rylant do? Wonderful poetry about pictures near the turn of the century. Models writing poetry about pictures. Read full review

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User Review  - janbrennan - LibraryThing

Black and white photographs inspire Cynthia Rylant's dozens of poems that poignantly capture the range of emotions experienced during the Depression. Read full review

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About the author (1994)

Cynthia Rylant is a Newbery medalist and the author of many acclaimed books for young people. She's well known for her popular characters for early readers, including Mr. Putter & Tabby and Henry & Mudge. She lives in the Pacific Northwest.

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