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This Same Sky: A Collection of Poems from Around the World

by Naomi Shihab Nye, selector

Published by Four Winds Press, 1992
207 pages
ISBN: 0-02-768440-7

Ages 11 and older

This outstanding global anthology is organized into themes such as Words And Silences, Dreams And Dreamers, Families, This Earth and Sky In Which We Live, Losses, and Human Mysteries. The poets represented "shared the twentieth century from many other vantage points," all being citizens of nations other than the United States. Some poems express universal emotions, others convey insights or intensities known firsthand by those who live in poverty or under political oppression. Endpaper collages of canceled stamps from many nations and signatures in a variety of languages introduce this unparalleled collection of 129 poems. Deckled pages, a ribbon marker and elegant production honor the commitment of the poets and the anthologist to all readers.  © Cooperative Children's Book Center

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