Flowers Are People, Too is written by Joseph Nano, who is an immigrant from Syria. When Nano started his freshman year in Maine, his English was poor. He learned how to write poems in his English III class, junior year. Then, he decided to share with his friends what he had experienced and seen in his life by writing a poetry book. Nano believes that people should learn and see what’s happening around the world to end the spread of terrorism. In his poems, Nano shares insights into Middle Eastern culture and some of the challenges he has faced since arriving in the United States.
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