The Looking Glass : New Perspectives on Children's Literature, Vol 8, No 2 (2004)

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Illuminating Texts: Naomi Shihab Nye and her Palestinian-Influenced Writings

John David Brantley

Abstract


n her poetry and in her stories Nye uses our senses to take us to people and experiences that we would otherwise never know: the strange becomes familiar, the stranger becomes a friend. She shows us that beyond all the distinctions we make between ourselves and "the others" there is always the daily activity that makes life: the tree that needs climbing, the stone to throw, the bread to bake.

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The Looking Glass: new perspectives on children's literature

ISBN 1551-5680