LITERATURE
Nye, Naomi Shihab

Voices in the Air: Poems for Listeners

(2) YA In this paean to listening, many of Nye's ninety-five original poems speak to historical and contemporary figures, from storied poets to a trusted hairstylist and a nine-year-old victim of gun violence. The poems themselves are plainspoken, direct, and saturated in meaning, building connections between the world and the ways it's interpreted. Taken in sequence, the poems lead the reader through a natural and profound emotional progression. Ind.

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