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  • 3 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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Crookston Public Library J 811.54 NYE (Text) 33500013215033 New Available -
Moorhead Public Library J 811.54 NYE (Text) 33500013215041 New Available -
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  • ISBN: 9780062907691
  • ISBN: 0062907697
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Greenwillow Books, 2019.

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"Poet Naomi Shihab Nye shines a spotlight on the things we cast away, from plastic water bottles to refugees"-- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 December #1
    *Starred Review* What is trash? Do we expand the definition to include people we consider less than ourselves? How many of us "cast away" with little thought of consequences? In these poignant poems, Young People's Poet Laureate Nye challenges readers, no matter their age, to consider their definition of trash and their responses to it. She has become a staunch advocate for cleaning up the world, beginning with the spaces immediately around us. In some respects, her never-before published poems are reminiscent of Shel Silverstein's "Sarah Sylvia Cynthia Stout Would Not Take the Garbage Out" (Where the Sidewalk Ends, 1974); but she challenges readers to become activists and to gain deeper awareness of their surroundings. With titles like "Folded Cardboard in the Street," "Owner of 136 Snakes Surrenders Them, Texas", "Trash Walk", and "Not My Problem", Nye crafts powerful object lessons with every poem. She reminds readers to look at poverty in new ways; to consider the food they toss; and to reflect upon the plastic that has created an island in the Pacific Ocean. The collection features humorous, witty, serious, and even some politically charged poems, all of which will leave readers with a consciousness of the precarious environment. Her poetic polemic on trash is truly a treasure for readers. Grades 3-6. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Children's poetry, American.
Children's poetry, American.

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