Hope Is an Arrow: The Story of Lebanese-American Poet Khalil Gibran
A timid boy, Gibran Kahlil Gibran, seeks refuge among the tall cedars of Lebanon, drowning out the sounds of a divided nation. There, he feels a secret hope growing inside of him, one he’ll share with the world in years to come. When his family’s safety is compromised, his mother flees with him and his siblings to America. He discovers the divisions there are no less striking or disturbing. Drawing becomes his passion and his closest ally. Later, he turns to writing and creates a masterpiece. His eloquent words of love and unity continue to be revered and read by countless admirers today.
Hope Is an Arrow: The Story of Lebanese-American Poet Kahlil Gibran is historically and culturally rich. Despite this man’s infamy among literary greats, many children are unaware of his talents. His desire for peace and fairness for all people, no matter their ethnicity, social status, or creed, is deeply rooted and softly woven through the fabric of his work. His idealism will pull young readers in, challenging them to envision what’s possible. Educators of students ages seven to twelve will find this an amazing resource. It’s full of beautiful imagery, eye-catching illustrations, and cross-generational truths.
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