Naomi Shihab Nye is the current Young People’s Poet Laureate. She 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 Everything Comes Next. Her recent novel for children, The Turtle of Oman, was chosen as both a Best Book of 2014 by the Horn Book and a 2015 Notable Children's Book by the American Library Association. A companion novel, The Turtle of Michigan, will be published in March 2022. Naomi Shihab Nye is Professor of Creative Writing – Poetry at Texas State University. She lives in San Antonio, Texas.