A Maze Me: Poems for Girls

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Harper Collins, Mar 15, 2005 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 128 pages
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Life is a tangle of
twisting paths.
Some short.
Some long.
There are dead ends.
And there are choices.
And wrong turns,
and detours,
and yield signs,
and instruction booklets,
and star maps,
and happiness,
and loneliness.
And friends.
And sisters.
And love.
And poetry.

Life is a maze.
You are a maze.
Amazed.
And amazing.

  

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User Review  - Tvickrey - LibraryThing

A good collection of poems by Naomi Shibah Nye about the transition from childhood to adolescence. While geared for girls, many of these poems discuss ideas that are relevant to both genders. I ... Read full review

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VOYA Ratings: 4Q, 4P Sometimes silly, sometimes somber; this collection of poetry spans the emotional gamut of topics and scenes having to do with youth and growing up. The poignant and perceptive ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction i
3
In the School Cafeteria 37
4
Toys on the Planet Earth
16
section two Secret
33
Where He Is
39
High Hopes
52
My Sad Aunt
65
Youre Welcome
67
Babysitting Should Not Be Called
80
To the Tree Frogs Outside the Window
94
Copyright

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About the author (2005)

Naomi Shihab Nye has received a Lannan Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Witter Bynner Fellowship from the Library of Congress, and four Pushcart Prizes. Her collection 19 Varieties of Gazelle: Poems of the Middle East was a finalist for the National Book Award, and her collection Honeybee was awarded the Arab-American Book Award. She is currently serving on the Board of Chancellors for the Academy of American Poets. Naomi Shihab Nye has edited several honored and popular poetry anthologies, including Time You Let Me In, What Have You Lost?, Salting the Ocean, and This Same Sky, and she is the author of the novels Habibi and Going, Going. She lives with her family in San Antonio, Texas.

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