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Voices in the Air: Poems for Listeners

Voices in the Air: Poems for Listeners

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"Nye once again deftly charts the world through verse."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"A beautifully constructed, thoughtful, and inspiring collection."--School Library Journal (starred review)

Young People's Poet Laureate and National Book Award Finalist Naomi Shihab Nye's uncommon and unforgettable voice offers readers peace, humor, inspiration, and solace. This volume of almost one hundred original poems is a stunning and engaging tribute to the diverse voices past and present that comfort us, compel us, lead us, and give us hope.

"I think the air is full of voices. If we slow down and practice listening, we hear those voices better. They live on in us. Inspiration? We need it every day. We deserve it. It is essential, like food, water, clean air, shelter. Here are some poems celebrating the voices that have changed my life and continue to do so."--Naomi Shihab Nye, Award-winning poet and author

Voices in the Air is a collection of almost one hundred original poems written by the award-winning poet Naomi Shihab Nye in honor of the artists, writers, poets, historical figures, ordinary people, and diverse luminaries from past and present who inspire her and us. Full of words of encouragement, solace, and hope, this collection offers a message of peace and empathy.

Voices in the Air focuses on the inspirational people who strengthen and motivate us to create, to open our hearts, and to live rewarding and graceful lives. With short informational bios about the influential figures behind each poem, and a transcendent introduction by the poet, this is a collection to cherish, read again and again, and share with others.

Featuring black-and-white spot art throughout, as well as brief bios of the "voices," an index, and an introduction by the author.

Author: Naomi Shihab Nye
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Published: 02/13/2018
Pages: 208
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.80lbs
Size: 8.30h x 5.80w x 0.80d
ISBN: 9780062691842
Age Range: 13-UP

Review Citation(s):
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 01/01/2018
Kirkus Reviews 11/15/2017 pg. 191
Booklist 12/15/2017 pg. 93
Voice of Youth Advocates 12/01/2017 - Recommended - Hard To Beat
School Library Journal 01/01/2018 pg. 107
Shelf Awareness 02/20/2018
Horn Book Magazine 03/01/2018 pg. 103
Publishers Weekly 03/12/2018
Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2018 - Superior,Well Above Average
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