"Sitti's Secrets" by Naomi Shihab Nye, with illustrations by Nancy Carpenter
A beautiful picture book about family and love across distance.
Mona's grandmother, her Sitti, lives in a small Palestinian village on the other side of the earth. Once, Mona went to visit her.The couldn't speak each other's language, so they made up their own. They learned about each other's worlds, and they discovered each other's secrets. Then it was time for Mona to go back home, back to the other side of the earth. But even though there were millions of miles and millions of people between them, they remained true neighbors forever.
Naomi Shihab Nye is an award-winning writer, poet, editor, anthologist, and recipient of writing fellowships from the Lannan and Guggenheim foundations. She is the Poetry Foundation's Young People's Poet Laureate, serving from 2019 to 2021, and is currently the Poetry Editor for New York Times Magazine. Nye’s work has been featured on PBS poetry specials including NOW with Bill Moyers, The Language of Life with Bill Moyers, and The United States of Poetry. She has traveled abroad as a visiting writer on three Arts America tours sponsored by the United States Information Agency. In 2001 she received a presidential appointment to the National Council of the National Endowment for the Humanities. She lives in San Antonio, Texas.
Nancy Carpenter is the acclaimed illustrator of Thomas Jefferson and the Mammoth Hunt, Queen Victoria's Bathing Machine, Fannie in the Kitchen, and Loud Emily, among other books. Her works have garnered many honors, including two Christopher Awards and the Jane Addams Children's Book Award. She lives in Brooklyn, New York. Visit her at NancyCarpenter.website.
Paperback: 32 pages
Publication Date: October 01, 1997
Product Dimensions: 0.1" H x 10.18" L x 8.74" W
Shipping Weight: 0.32 lbs