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CAST AWAY Poems for Our Time

by | Read by Naomi Shihab Nye

Children Ages 8+ • 2.25 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2020

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 [Published: FEBRUARY 2020]

Trade Ed. • Harper Audio • 2020

DD ISBN 9780062994660 $13.99

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