Search Results: "Naomi Shihab Nye"


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THE TURTLE OF OMAN by Naomi Shihab Nye
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"A warm and humorous peek at the profound and mundane details of moving from one country to another—a perfect pick for kids on the move. (Fiction. 8-12)"
An enthusiastic boy from Oman has serious misgivings about temporarily moving from his homeland to Michigan. Read full book review >

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HONEYBEE by Naomi Shihab Nye
POETRY
Released: March 1, 2008

"Most likely to appeal to adults and older teens, this will be warmly welcomed by fans as it offers intriguing glimpses of Nye's personal beliefs and experience. (Poetry. 12+)"
Mixing memory, science and social issues, these selections vary widely in their accessibility and interest. Read full book review >

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NONFICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"A late night driver in Pittsburgh said, ‘I dream about staircases under the bed going down to other worlds. Do you?' ‘No,' I said. ‘But it sounds interesting.' " Nye has hailed cabs from Seattle to Delhi and everywhere in between, and in this moving collection of 31 essays, she conveys how, for her, a taxi ride is truly "the central human experience." Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Though the stories aren't linked, there is an accumulation of experience and feeling, and by the end of this fine collection readers will sense what life is like—what life means—for these young people. (Short stories. 12 & up)"
Thirty-nine very short stories offer glimpses into the everyday lives of young people. Read full book review >

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GOING GOING by Naomi Shihab Nye
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2005

"Infused with Florrie's yearning and written with Nye's customary gentle attentiveness to language, theme and character, this will raise the question: 'Did you ever love any place that went away?' (Fiction. 12-16)"
Florrie's 16th birthday wish is for a boycott of chain stores. Read full book review >

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POETRY
Released: May 1, 1996

A remarkable anthology, though not for its gender gimmick—his and her poems collected in tandem by his and her anthologists with separate introductions and even separate indexes to male and female poets. Read full book review >

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POETRY
Released: April 1, 2002

"With this gifted writer, they really do. (Poetry. 10+)"
In a collection as rich as the subject, Nye (Come With Me, 2000, etc.) brings together all of her poems about the Middle East, old and new, familiar and unknown. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1998

"The diversity of viewpoint and universality of feeling will open the eyes of readers whose picture of this part of the world has been shaped by museum exhibits, the Arabian Nights, and the nightly news. (index) (Poetry. 9-12)"
As nourishing a feast as Nye's This Same Sky (1992), this gathering mixes new and previously published works from 130 poets and visual artists born or living in 20 Middle Eastern and North African countries. Read full book review >

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VOICES IN THE AIR by Naomi Shihab Nye
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"Asking tough questions and demonstrating the beauty of the voices on the fringe, Nye once again deftly charts the world through verse: not to be missed. (biographical notes) (Poetry. 13-17)"
A rich collection of poems celebrating diverse lives. Read full book review >

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A MAZE ME by Naomi Shihab Nye
POETRY
Released: March 1, 2005

"A gem. (index) (Poetry. YA)"
Nye begins her newest volume of 72 original poems with a wonderful, compact introduction in which she remembers her own "rough years of transition" and, like her beloved ceramics teacher, hopes to impart "faith about ‘growing up.' " Writing for girls 12 and older, the author encourages her readers to "write three lines down in a notebook every day . . . you will find out what you notice," and these poems, one imagines, could have indeed started out as "scribbled details . . . crumbs to help me find my way back." Read full book review >

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HABIBI by Naomi Shihab Nye
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"However, Liyana's romance with an Israeli boy develops warmly, and readers are left with hope for change and peace as Liyana makes the city her very own. (Fiction. 12+)"
Liyana Abboud, 14, and her family make a tremendous adjustment when they move to Jerusalem from St. Read full book review >

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FUEL by Naomi Shihab Nye
Released: June 8, 1998

"At her best, Nye trills childlike songs of joy, but her efforts to balance all the enthusiasm strain for seriousness."
The author of a YA novel (Habibi) and editor of a few anthologies of poems for children, Nye (The Red Suitcase) not surprisingly values the innocence of the young; her poems exult in simple things and possibilities, for —NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE,'she shouts. Read full book review >