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Hope is an arrow : the story of Lebanese American poet Kahlil Gibran  Cover Image Book Book

Hope is an arrow : the story of Lebanese American poet Kahlil Gibran / Cory McCarthy ; illustrated by Ekua Holmes.

McCarthy, Cory, (author.). Holmes, Ekua, (illustrator.).

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  • ISBN: 9781536200324
  • ISBN: 1536200328
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 30 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2022.

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Before Kahlil Gibran became the world's third-best-selling poet of all time, he was Gibran Khalil Gibran, an immigrant child from Lebanon with a secret hope to bring people together despite their many differences. Kahlil's life highlights the turn of the twentieth century, from the religious conflicts that tore apart his homeland and sent a hundred thousand Arab people to America, to settling in Boston, where the wealthy clashed headlong with the poor. Throughout it all, Kahlil held on to his secret hope, even as his identity grew roots on both sides of the Atlantic. How could he be both Kahlil Gibran, Arab American, and Gibran Khalil Gibran, the Lebanese boy who longed for the mountains of his homeland? Kahlil found the answer in art and poetry. He wrote The Prophet, an arrow of hope as strong as the great cedars of Lebanon and feathered by the spirit of American independence. More than a hundred years later, his words still fly around the world in many languages, bringing people together.
Subject: Gibran, Kahlil, 1883-1931 > Juvenile literature.
Poets > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Emigration and immigration > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Children of immigrants > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Poets > Biography.
Emigration and immigration > Biography.
Children of immigrants > Biography.
Genre: Biographies.
Creative nonfiction.
Picture books.

Available copies

  • 1 of 2 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Rolla Public.


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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Rolla Public Library JBIO GIB MCC (Text) 38256101849036 Juvenile Biography Checked out 12/11/2022

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