Voices in the Air by Naomi Shihab Nye audiobook

Voices in the Air: Poems for Listeners

By Naomi Shihab Nye
Read by Naomi Shihab Nye

Greenwillow Books, HarperCollins 9780062691859

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200855216

  • ISBN: 9798200855209

  • ISBN: 9798200855223

Runtime: 2.84 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Poetry
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

“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 brief bios of the “voices" and an introduction by the author.

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Author Bio: Naomi Shihab Nye

Author Bio: Naomi Shihab Nye

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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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Poetry
Runtime: 2.84
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English