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Naomi Shihab Nye

Author of Habibi

52+ Works 5,749 Members 209 Reviews 17 Favorited

About the Author

Naomi Shihab Nye has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Witter Bynner Fellowship from the Library of Congress, the I. B. Lavan Award from the Academy of American Poets, and four Pushcart Prizes, as well as numerous honors for her books for younger readers. She lives in San Antonio, Texas
Image credit: Photographed at BookPeople in Austin, Texas by Amarin

Works by Naomi Shihab Nye

Habibi (1997) — Author — 898 copies
Sitti's Secrets (1994) 433 copies
The Turtle of Oman (2014) 371 copies
What Have You Lost? (1999) 230 copies
A Maze Me: Poems for Girls (2005) 222 copies
The Flag of Childhood: Poems From the Middle East (2002) — Editor — 137 copies
Red Suitcase (1994) 135 copies
Going Going (2005) 87 copies
Transfer (2011) 66 copies
The Tiny Journalist (2019) 47 copies
Baby Radar (2003) 41 copies
Lullaby Raft (1997) 30 copies
Benito's Dream Bottle (1995) 25 copies
Yellow Glove (1986) 23 copies
Hugging the Jukebox (1982) 20 copies
Mint Snowball (2001) 18 copies
Between Heaven and Texas (2006) 18 copies
Travel Alarm (1993) 7 copies
Famous (2015) 7 copies
Mint (1991) 4 copies
Kindness 1 copy
Tattooed Feet (1977) 1 copy
Invisible (1987) 1 copy

Associated Works

Poetry 180: A Turning Back to Poetry (2003) — Contributor — 774 copies
180 More: Extraordinary Poems for Every Day (2005) — Contributor — 365 copies
America Street: A Multicultural Anthology of Stories (1993) — Contributor — 228 copies
Braided Creek: A Conversation in Poetry (2003) — Foreword, some editions — 175 copies
The Best American Poetry 2003 (2003) — Contributor — 174 copies
The Best American Poetry 1996 (1996) — Contributor — 171 copies
American Religious Poems: An Anthology (2006) — Contributor — 163 copies
The Best American Essays 1991 (1991) — Contributor — 144 copies
Open Mic: Riffs on Life Between Cultures in Ten Voices (2013) — Contributor — 133 copies
The Creativity Project: An Awesometastic Story Collection (2018) — Contributor — 97 copies
The Color of Absence: 12 Stories About Loss and Hope (2001) — Contributor — 89 copies
What You Wish For: A Book for Darfur (2011) — Contributor — 70 copies
The Hungry Ear: Poems of Food and Drink (2012) — Contributor — 63 copies
The Best American Poetry 2019 (2019) — Contributor — 57 copies
Thanku: Poems of Gratitude (2019) — Contributor — 54 copies
Face Relations: 11 Stories about Seeing beyond Color (2004) — Contributor — 53 copies
911: The Book of Help (2002) — Contributor — 49 copies
The Ecopoetry Anthology (2013) — Contributor — 49 copies
I Believe in Water: Twelve Brushes with Religion (2000) — Contributor — 47 copies
Going Where I'm Coming from: Memoirs of American Youth (1994) — Contributor — 37 copies
On Entering The Sea: The Erotic and Other Poetry of Nizar Qabbani (1996) — Translator, some editions — 36 copies
Atomic Ghost: Poets Respond to the Nuclear Age (1995) — Contributor — 30 copies
No Boundaries: Prose Poems by 24 American Poets (2003) — Contributor — 29 copies
Race: An Anthology in the First Person (1997) — Contributor — 28 copies
60 Years of American Poetry (1996) — Contributor — 28 copies
Arab Detroit: From Margin to Mainstream (2000) — Contributor — 22 copies
We Wrote in Symbols: Love and Lust by Arab Women Writers (2021) — Contributor — 16 copies
South by Southwest: 24 Stories from Modern Texas (1986) — Contributor — 10 copies
Ghost Fishing: An Eco-Justice Poetry Anthology (2018) — Contributor — 9 copies

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Independent Reading Level: 3-5
Awards and Honors: CCBC Choices Selection, 2021
 
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lprince83 | 3 other reviews | Apr 30, 2024 |
Independent Reading Level: Grades 3-5
Awards: 2023 Michigan Notable Book, Lon Tinkle Award for Lifetime Achievement, and NSK Neustadt Prize for Children's Literature
 
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djlackey | 2 other reviews | Apr 28, 2024 |
This poetry book isn't just one story made up of poems. It is a huge collection of poems from different poets from around the world. The themes to the poems are Words and Silences, Dreams and Dreamers, Families, This Earth and Sky in Which We Live, Losses, and Human Mysteries. I would use this book in a 4th or 5th grade classroom because of the complexity of some of the poems. It would be good to use for a more advanced lesson in poetry for older students but wouldn't be a good introduction lesson to poetry for younger students.… (more)
 
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mwik21 | 6 other reviews | Mar 18, 2024 |
This seems like a pretty interesting book, I got about halfway through it and the poems that I did read were very well-written and made me think a lot. One of my favorite poems was definitely about a mother’s job. Overall very interesting read.
 
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