The week of January 25-29, ASIJ has the honor of hosting the internationally recognized and award-winning poet, Naomi Shihab Nye. Our fifth graders will have the opportunity to work with Ms. Nye in both large and small groups throughout the week of her visit.
In 2009, Ms. Nye was named as one of PeaceByPeace.com’s first peace heroes. Additionally, she has has won many awards and fellowships, among them four Pushcart Prizes, the Jane Addams Children’s Book award, the Paterson Poetry Prize and in 2013 the NSK Neustadt Prize for Children’s Literature.
In addition to having works at the adult and young adult levels, she also has several works appropriate for our upper elementary students. The following books, written by Ms. Nye, are available in the ASIJ elementary library.
“We’re all poets when we’re little and some of us just keep up the habit!” William Stafford