Poet, Pilgrim, Rebel - by Katie Munday Williams (Hardcover)

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About this item


Suggested Age: 5-8 Years

Number of Pages: 40

Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Sub-Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Beaming Books

Book theme: Women

Author: Katie Munday Williams

Language: English

Street Date: August 3, 2021
TCIN: 82744884
UPC: 9781506463063
Item Number (DPCI): 247-01-3153
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported


About the Book

This charming picture book biography tells the inspiring story of Anne Bradstreet, a gifted Puritan writer who overcame barriers to become America's first published poet.

Book Synopsis

The inspiring story of a Puritan woman whose passion for writing poetry broke barriers.

Late at night, with her children tucked into bed and her husband away on business, Anne Dudley Bradstreet composed poems by candlelight. She let her thoughts from the day tumble out, memorizing each poem line by line before daring to shape the words onto scraps of scarce parchment. Puritan women in the 1600s weren't allowed to be writers. But when the world learned about Anne's poetry, even she was astonished by what happened next.

This charmingly illustrated picture book tells the inspiring story of how a Puritan woman overcame the obstacles facing women of her era to become one of the most famous poets in history. A gifted writer of deep faith, Anne Bradstreet blazed a trail for the rights of women to study, write, and achieve.

Review Quotes

Perfect for libraries wanting to beef up their picture book biographies collection, especially those looking for more titles about women authors. --School Library Journal

An inspirational tribute! Katie Munday Williams's rich imagery and Tania Rex's engaging illustrations immerse readers in Anne's world. Poet, Pilgrim, Rebel introduces young readers to a new literary hero. --Rochelle Melander, teaching artist and author of Mightier Than the Sword: Rebels, Reformers, and Revolutionaries Who Changed the World through Writing

Anne Bradstreet refused to be bound by the societal and physical challenges she faced during her life. Her story is a prime example of the power of words to transcend our lives. --Kristina A. Holzweiss, 2015 Scholastic School Librarian of the Year

Katie Munday Williams masterfully threads historic facts throughout this well-written, beautifully illustrated story of one of America's true barrier breakers! --Nancy Roe Pimm, author of Fly, Girl, Fly!

Katie Munday Williams takes her readers on a beautiful journey of hope, strength, tenacity, and patience--all the traits we aspire for girls to have in order to dream big, even when the odds seem stacked against them. --Leila Kubesch, 2020 Ohio Teacher of the Year and National Finalist, 2020 National Toyota Family Teacher of the Year

This important picture book celebrates Anne Bradstreet's courage to follow her heart, to let it sing, and the wisdom with which she blazed such a difficult trail. May her story inspire children everywhere to embrace the power of words and trust the pull of their dreams. --Rhett Iseman Trull, author of the poetry collection The Real Warnings, winner of the Anhinga Prize for Poetry, and editor of the poetry journal Cave Wall

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4.9 out of 5 stars with 7 reviews
100% would recommend
3 recommendations

The power of perseverance and the pen

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
- 7 months ago
This book is so beautifully written! And with engaging illustrations from Tania Rex, any kid would benefit from reading this book about Anne Bradstreet! Anne overcame many obstacles and broke many barriers along the way, so it's definitely an inspiring book that will spark many conversations about perseverance and staying true to yourself. My kid and I also enjoyed talking the power of writing and the strength of words to shift thoughts and perspectives. And a really cool added bonus? The author Katie Williams is a direct descendant of Anne Bradstreet! Poet, Pilgrim, Rebel would be an excellent addition to any school or home library looking to add more female picture book biographies to their collection (and for classrooms discussing poetry).
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A wonderful lyrical picture book bio! Great for classroom or home.

4 out of 5 stars
cdendy76 - 11 months ago
Picture book biographies have become a big trending deal in recent years but some do it better than others. This one combines gorgeous illustrations with a lovely lyrical narrative that conveys the remarkable achievements of Puritan poet Anne Bradstreet in a quiet but honest way, an honesty explored in greater detail in the biographic background note. The colors and lines of the illustrations are quite compelling and go well with the subject. Anne's story is told, too, with reverence for her accomplishments in a world in which being a woman narrowly defined one's opportunities and options while acknowledging the contributions of others to her journey. The story that emerges would fit well in grade school classrooms, either for story time inspiration or for cross-curricular exploration regarding the colonization era of American history and poetic studies. Highly recommended.
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5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Ksanchez - 11 months ago
A lovely book to share with all the little ones in your life to help them discover history while encouraging them to do what makes them happy. Coupled with stunning art that underscores the Puritanical times. Poet, Pilgrim, Rebel is a wonderfully inspiring book about a woman who found a way to follow her heart no matter what others thought.
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Important Picture Book Bio of Anne Bradstreet

5 out of 5 stars
Stephanie - 1 year ago
Katie Munday Williams brings history to life in this important picture book biography. A must have for every library.
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Interesting, well written story, wonderful illustrations!

5 out of 5 stars
Leah K - 1 year ago
As a former elementary school teacher I’ve read a LOT of picture book biographies and honestly at this point I’ve started to feel like a lot of them are kind of the same and they don’t do a great job holding my interest. I was very pleasantly surprised by this one. The whole way through I was thinking about how I wished I was still in the classroom so I could share Poet, Pilgrim, Rebel with my students, and how my own son might appreciate the mention of finding comfort in reading and expressing thoughts through poems. And oh boy did I identify with the part about Anne realizing her evenings after the baby was asleep and her husband was away were a priceless time to work on her own projects! I really appreciated that this story about a Pilgrim didn’t gloss over the fact that the reason Anne’s community was able to exist at all was because they established their colony on land that the Algonquins lived on. There is one line in the text that you could stop to discuss or not, and there is more information in the Author’s Note at the back. Another element that I appreciated, and which was also done clearly but subtly, was the notion that Anne, doing something outside the norm for “people like her” (women), felt she had to toe the line of being a top notch mother and Puritan housewife as part of the path to acceptance as a poet. As I said, this was done subtly enough in the story that you don’t have to stop and talk about it, but it’s right there if you want to. It could be a wonderful opening to talk with students or your own child about how sometimes people from certain groups feel like they have to give 110% in order to be taken seriously. In addition to the well written, fast paced text, I really love the illustrations. The color pallet is muted, yet inviting, and the characters all look so friendly and like people I’d enjoy spending time with.
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Inspirational Tribute!

5 out of 5 stars
Rochelle Melander - 1 year ago
An inspirational tribute! Poet, Pilgrim, Rebel shows the bold steps Anne Bradstreet took to write poetry in a world that demanded she dedicate her life to faith and family. From her childhood in England to her life as a wife and mother, Anne fell in love with the rhythm of words. And she persisted in writing her poems, even when it was difficult. Reading and writing poetry helped Anne overcome her worries, and the story will pave the way for young readers to do the same. Williams’s rich imagery and Tania Rex’s engaging illustrations immerse readers in Anne’s world. Poet, Pilgrim, Rebel introduces young readers to a new literary hero.
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must add to any children's book collection

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
iamoddiamnew - 1 year ago
amazing take on such important history. the story of Anne Bradstreet is one that all children should learn about!
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