This section provides a short description of all the major characters in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.
First-person Narrator (I)appears in Several Poems - This is the voice of nearly three-quarters of the poems in this collection.
Addressee (You)appears in Several Poems - Many of the poems in this collection are written to this unnamed second-person audience.
Naomi Shihab Nyeappears in What Have You Lost? - This is the author who selected the poems which are included in this collection.
Father - This figure would disappear into the privacy of stories in his study for hours, and if his son's hands were clean, he might pass a book to him....
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