A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams is a pitch-perfect picture-book biography. Illustrator Melissa Sweet has visually captured the art of this spare yet gorgeous poet. Author Jen Bryan simply yet eloquently presents William’s life in a way that is perfect for young readers. Not just the typical picture book audience either. This is a book for anyone who loves Willams’ work, wants to see a fabulous illustrator at work. an elegant writer of biography for children, or just wants to learn about a remarkable American.