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“Nye once again deftly charts the world through verse.” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review)

“A beautifully constructed, thoughtful, and inspiring collection.” (School Library Journal, starred review)

Young People’s Poet Laureate and National Book Award finalist Naomi Shihab Nye’s uncommon and unforgettable voice offers listeners peace, humor, inspiration, and solace. This volume of almost 100 original poems is a stunning and engaging tribute to the diverse voices past and present that comfort us, compel us, lead us, and give us hope.

“I think the air is full of voices. If we slow down and practice listening, we hear those voices better. They live on in us. Inspiration? We need it every day. We deserve it. It is essential, like food, water, clean air, shelter. Here are some poems celebrating the voices that have changed my life and continue to do so.” (Naomi Shihab Nye, Award-winning poet and author)

Voices in the Air is a collection of almost 100 original poems written by the award-winning poet Naomi Shihab Nye in honor of the artists, writers, poets, historical figures, ordinary people, and diverse luminaries from past and present who inspire her and us. Full of words of encouragement, solace, and hope, this collection offers a message of peace and empathy.

Voices in the Air focuses on the inspirational people who strengthen and motivate us to create, to open our hearts, and to live rewarding and graceful lives. With short informational bios about the influential figures behind each poem, and a transcendent introduction by the poet, this is a collection to cherish, listen to again and again, and share with others.

Featuring brief bios of the “voices" and an introduction by the author.

©2018 Naomi Shihab Nye (P)2022 HarperCollins Publishers

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