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Everything Comes Next: Collected & New Poems

By Lucinda Dyer, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Unforgettable collection celebrates diversity and kindness.

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This compelling collection has poems that will make you laugh and others that will make you sad. Poems that will teach you something new about the world. Poems readers will return to year after year. Everything Comes Next has verses that are silly enough ("Music lives inside my legs. It's coming out when I talk") to delight even the most poetry averse readers. Other poems (particularly about the continuing conflict between Palestinians and Israelis) take on mature subjects and may need a parent to explain the background and context.

Book Details

  • Author: Naomi Shihab Nye
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Topics: Book Characters , History
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: Greenwillow Books
  • Publication date: September 29, 2020
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 9 - 13
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Available on: Paperback, Nook, Audiobook (unabridged), Hardback, iBooks, Kindle
  • Last updated: October 20, 2020

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