In this stirring anthology of sixty poems from the Middle East, honored anthologist Naomi Shihab Nye welcomes us to this lush, vivid world and beckons us to explore. Eloquent pieces from Palestine, Israel, Egypt, Iraq, and elsewhere open windows into the hearts and souls of people we usually meet only on the nightly news. What we see when we look through these windows is the love of family, friends, and for the Earth, the daily occurrences of life that touch us forever, the longing for a sense of place. What we learn is that beneath the veil of stereotypes, our human connections are stronger than our cultural differences.
As part of the series Cultures of the World, this title covers the geography, history, government, economy, environment, peoples, arts, cultures and languages of the country of Syria.
Depicts the history and culture of the Hmong, a unique ethnic group living in Southeast Asia, and describes the experiences of a Hmong family who left Laos to rebuild their lives in America. Includes a Hmong folktale.
Ahmedi was born just as the war between the mujahideen and the Soviets reaches its peak in Afghanistan. When she steps on a land mine, her world becomes much smaller than the dreams and hopes in her heart. With Tamim Ansary.
Twelve-year-old Anand continues his studies to become a full-fledged member of The Brotherhood of the Conch in this sequel, journeying back to Moghul times, where he encounters powerful sorcerers, spoiled princes, noble warriors, and evil jinns.
This is a book about the time when the Dutch were in Taiwan–not about who won or lost, not about ‘us’ or ‘them,’ just about people living on an island a long time ago.