Behind the Mic: On Cast Away by Naomi Shihab Nye, Read by the Author
Emily Connelly and Jo Reed Discuss the New Poetry Collection from the Young People’s Poet Laureate.
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Listeners won’t look at the discarded things around them in the same way after hearing this poetry collection on audio. Naomi Shihab Nye shares her experience as a self-appointed trash collector, and she narrates with a warm voice and a storyteller’s cadence. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Emily Connelly share their thoughts on Nye’s appealing and engaging narration style, which makes her clever and insightful poems sound like musings—and calls to action. Nye takes a closer look at the things we throw away and considers the experience of refugees. The collection makes a wonderful tool for the classroom and will reward repeat listening..
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