Dren and young adults I think even adult readers will gain something for these poems I appreciated the biographic information about each contributor at the back of the book I was most excited to read poems by
Hamza El Din AndEl Din and Handal and I could totally relate to the poem by Egyptian Pauline Kaldas Not only would this collection
poems enlighten American students about life in the Middle East it would also be engaging for all the over here studying in English Genre PoemsIllustrator Debra Sfetsios Date of Publication 1998 be engaging for all the students over here studying in English Genre PoemsIllustrator Debra Sfetsios Date of Publication 1998 Level ages 8 12ThemeMiddle east poetryCuricula use teaches children about how the middle eastern culture feels about things within their cultureSocial Issues culture changeText Pictures This book only contains poems no pictures However the cover does a great ob luring you into wanting to read the bookextras This book is excellent There are tons of poetry and the best thing about this is that you really have to read some of the poems over and over to understand what the author is trying to portray This is a good book to have in a classroom excpecially when learning about the middle east This collection of poetry was really beautiful but kind of disjointed I liked the individual poems but they definitely didn t flow together It gave emotion and feeling to the conflicts going on in the Middle East and I really felt that This collection of poems is worth to read Most of the poems are fine some beautiful but these are my fav two Optimi. Daily occurrences of life that touch us forever the longing for a sense of place What we learn is that beneath the veil of stereotypes our human connections are stronger than our cultural differences.of poems enlighten American students about life in the Middle East it would also be engaging for all the
characters ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Naomi Shihab NyeIn this anthology of 60 poems Shihab shares a glimpse into the hearts and lives of the people of the Middle East "We learn about the things we share including childhood Edited by Naomi Shihab NyeHighlightsOptimistic Man "learn about the things we share including childhood Edited by Naomi Shihab NyeHighlightsOptimistic Man Hikmet translated by Randy Blasing and Mutlu Konuk As I traveled from the city toward the country old age fell off my shoulders Salah Fa i translated by Patricia Alanah Byrne and Salma Khadra Jayyusi Attention Saadi Youssef translated by Khaled Mattawa The Beginning of the Road Adonis translated by Samuel Hazo Unveiled Gladys Alam Saroyan Memoirs in Exile Joseph Abi Daher translated by Adnan Haydar and Michael Beard rice haikus Suheir Hammad A Day in the Life Of Nablus Sharif S of Nablus Sharif S Illustrator Debra SfetsiosPublisher Aladdin PaperbacksDate of Publication 1998Genre Poetry CulturalReading Level ages 9 12Theme Poetry Middle East CultureCuricula use teach children the Middle Eastern culture teach children to value the art of poetrySocial Issues CultureText Pictures This is a book filled with poems There are no illustrations to match the text aside from the coverSummary A collection of poetry The author takes poetry from children of the
Middle Eastern Culture And PutsEastern culture and puts together in this wonderful book My expectations for this book were low the title led me to the precipitate conclusion that the poems in this anthology were written by children of the Middle East As it is this is a collection of five dozen or so poems written by adults about childhood in. A stirring anthology of sixty poems from the Middle East selected by honored anthologist writer and editor Naomi Shihab NyeThis beautiful collection of elouent poems from Palestine Israel Egypt Ira an. The Middle East A handful of these I adored particularly Abu L asim al Shabbi s Strange Tale But most these I adored particularly Abu L asim al Shabbi s Strange Tale But most the pieces in this anthology I found plain and in many cases too reliant on cliched images like birds and tears I picked up this book longing for a different kind of poetry but what I found in these
Poems From The Middle East I could have ust as easily found in any American poetry textbookBut that must beFrom The Middle East I could have ust as easily found in any American poetry textbookBut that must be anthologist s purpose to demonstrate how the American and Middle Eastern worlds are alike than they are different Why else would the uote heralding over the back cover be George W Bush s The enemy of America is not our many Arab friends If so I think Naomi Shihab Nye s gone about her work the wrong way if her mission is to build friendship between cultures her compilation of poems should explain differing perspectives rather than pretend differing perspectives do not exist A book that is a collection of in my opinion poorly translated Middle Eastern poems centered around childhood with a uote by George W Bush proudly displayed on the back Enough said Originall printed in a beautiful full color edition under the title The Space Between Our Footsteps this collection of poetry from the Middle East is astounding painful beautiful simple and profound It s a fabulous read for readers of al ages The Diary of An Almost Four Year Old breaks my heart everytime I read it An excellent introduction to a variety of poets from the Middle East Although meant as a collection for chil. D elsewhere open windows into the hearts and souls of people we usually meet only on the nightly news What we see when we look through these windows is the love of family friends and for the Earth the.