What Have You Lost?

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Naomi Shihab Nye
HarperCollins, Mar 25, 1999 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 205 pages
49 Reviews

What have you lost? A friend? A brother? A wallet? A memory? A meaning? A year?

Each Night

Images,
dream news,
fragments,
flash
then fade.
These darkened walls.

Here, I say.
Climb into
this story.
Be remembered!

Jay Bremyer

00-01 Tayshas High School Reading List

Notable Children's Trade Books in the Field of Social Studies 2000, National Council for SS & Child. Book Council, 2000 Best Books for Young Adults (ALA), 00 Riverbank Review Magazine's Children's Books of Distinction Award Nominations, Winner 2000 Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award, and 01 Riverbank Review Magazine's Children's Books of Distinction Award Nominations </P>

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User Review  - Ruqayya Jarad - Goodreads

- “What have you lost?” Poem selected by Naomi Shihab Nye. This is a collection of poems about losing things, losing homeland, oneself, friends, parents, siblings, spouses, trust and friendship. We ... Read full review

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User Review  - Michelle - Goodreads

This may be marketed as a children's book but I'd hate for adults to shy away from it for that reasons. It's a poignant, thought-provoking collection. I love that Nye trusts her young readers to grapple with the concept of loss and some of the more nuanced ways of expressing it. Read full review

About the author (1999)

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 poetry collection "19 Varieties of Gazelle "was a finalist for the National Book Award; "Honeybee" was awarded the Arab American Book Award. Nye is currently serving on the board of chancellors of the Academy of American Poets. She has edited several honored and popular poetry anthologies including "Time You Let Me In", "Salting the Ocean", and "This Same Sky" and is the author of the novels "Habibi" and "Going, Going". Nye lives with her family in San Antonio, Texas.

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