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“Before you know what kindness really is/ you must lose things, feel the future dissolve in a moment/ like salt in a weakened broth.” Just reading these opening lines to Naomi Shihab Nye’s poem “Kindness,” readers can begin to feel the wisdom behind Nye’s words. Her rich Palestinian-American heritage and travels across the world inspire Nye to write about our shared humanities. The author of the poetry collection “19 Varieties of Gazelle: Poems of the Middle East”, Nye’s talents also extend beyond the realm of verse writing. Nye is also the author of picture books and young adult novels, including “There is No Long Distance Now.” Nye tells Teen Voices about her latest projects and discusses her passion for engaging young readers.