Naomi Shihab Nye is an award-winning Palestinian-American Poet, Writer, Anthologist, and Educator.
Naomi Shihab Nye is the author and/or editor of more than 30 volumes. Her books of poetry
include 19 Varieties of Gazelle: Poems of the Middle East, A Maze Me: Poems for Girls, Red Suitcase,
Words under the Words, Fuel, and You & Yours (a best-selling poetry book of 2006). She is also the
author of Mint Snowball (paragraphs); Never in a Hurr y and I’ll Ask You Three Times, Are You Okay?,
Tales of Driving and Being Driven (essays); Habibi and Going, Going (novels for young readers); Baby
Radar, Sitti’s Secrets, and Famous (picture books), and There Is No Long Distance Now (a collection
of very short stories). Other works include several prize-winning poetry anthologies for young
readers, including Time You Let Me In, This Same Sky, The Space Between Our Footsteps: Poems &
Paintings from the Middle East, What Have You Lost?, and Transfer. Her collection of poems for
young adults entitled Honeybee won the 2008 Arab American Book Award in the Children’s/Young
Adult category. Her novel for children, The Turtle of Oman, was chosen both a Best Book of 2014
by The Horn Book and a 2015 Notable Children’s Book by the American Library Association. The
Turtle of Oman was also awarded the 2015 Middle East Book Award for Youth Literature.