Cast Away

Poems for Our Time
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Author(s): Naomi Shihab Nye
Original Publish Date: Feb 11, 2020
Product Number: EB00759552
Released: Feb 11, 2020
Business Term: 26 Circ
ISBN: #9780062907714
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
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Description

Acclaimed poet and Young Peopleâ??s Poet Laureate Naomi Shihab Nye shines a spotlight on the things we cast away, from plastic water bottles to those less fortunate, in this collection of more than eighty original and never-before-published poems. A deeply moving, sometimes funny, and always provocative poetry collection for all ages.

â??Nye at her engaging, insightful best.â?â??Kirkus (starred review)

â??How much have you thrown away in your lifetime already? Do you ever think about it? Where does this plethora of leavings come from? How long does it take you, even one little you, to fill the can by your desk?â?â??Naomi Shihab Nye

National Book Award Finalist, Young Peopleâ??s Poet Laureate, and devoted trash-picker-upper Naomi Shihab Nye explores these questions and more in this original collection of poetry that features more than eighty new poems. â??I couldnâ??t save the world, but I could pick up trash,â? she says in her introduction to this stunning volume.

With poems about food wrappers, lost mittens, plastic straws, refugee children, trashy talk, the environment, connection, community, responsibility to the planet, politics, immigration, time, junk mail, trash collectors, garbage trucks, all that we carry and all that we discard, this is a rich, engaging, moving, and sometimes humorous collection for readers ages twelve to adult.

Features an index.

All formats/editions

CD
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Author(s): Naomi Shihab Nye
Narrator(s): Naomi Shihab Nye
Product Number DD48593
Released: Feb 11, 2020
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781094113869
eAudio
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Author(s): Naomi Shihab Nye
Narrator(s): Naomi Shihab Nye
Product Number Z100153283
Released: Feb 11, 2020
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
ISBN: #9780062994660

Professional reviews

"Listeners won't look at the discarded things around them in the same way after hearing this poetry collection on audio. With a warm voice and a storyteller's cadence, Young People's Poet Laureate Naomi Shihab Nye shares her experiences as a self-appointed trash collector, armed with gardening gloves, tongs, and a bag. Nye's appealing and engaging narration style makes her clever and insightful poems sound like musings at the kitchen table--and calls to action. As Nye examines the things we throw away, meditates on "trash talk," and considers the experiences of refugees, her poems are sure to get listeners of all ages thinking. It's an inspiring collection that rewards repeat listening, and a wonderful tool for the classroom. J.M.D. © AudioFile 2020, Portland, Maine"

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