Naomi Shihab Nye

Naomi Shihab Nye has a Palestinian refugee father and an American mother. She grew up in Jerusalem and Texas and her experience of cultural difference is something that informs much of her work – whether children’s fiction, essays or poetry. She cites local life and random characters as one of her primary inspirations. Her most recent collection is The Tiny Journalist (BOA Editions, 2019).

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