The space between our footsteps: poems and paintings from the Middle East

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Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, Apr 1, 1998 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 144 pages
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In an unparalleled collection, honored anthologist Naomi Shihab Nye brings together the work of over 120 poets and artists from nineteen countries in the Middle East. In turn compelling, lyrical, tragic, and humorous, this rich anthology opens the door to the Middle East and beckons readers to explore our common ground. The poets and artists collected in this volume range from luminaries such as Adonis, Yehuda Amichai, Chaibia Tallal, Nazim Hikmet, and Naguib Mahfouz to those whose work has never been published before. With an ear to a rich history and a vision of hope for the future, this elegant book invites readers to experience a grand mosaic of cultures and traditions. It also features forty paintings reproduced in full color, an introduction, notes on the contributors, indexes, and a map.

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User Review  - Katie - Goodreads

1. Genre- Poetry 2. Awards- None 3. Grade Level- 5-6 4. This book compiles many different poems and paintings from the Middle East. This book can be used in the classroom to introduce students to a ... Read full review

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User Review  - J. - Goodreads

5Q 4P (my codes) I read the following poems: "From This Star to the Other": A beautiful portrait of a hard-working father as well as the length of a laborer's day--the father is the center and the ... Read full review


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About the author (1998)

Naomi Shihab Nye was so depressed on her twentieth birthday that she refused to celebrate. She thought childhood was now behind her (wrong). She called writer Jack Kerouac's widow, Stella, in Florida to say she was thinking of Jack (they have the same birthday). Stella invited her to come down and visit. Things improved from then on.