When Thunder Comes: Poems for Civil Rights Leaders

When Thunder Comes: Poems for Civil Rights Leaders

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Overview

In moving verse, Children’s Poet Laureate J. Patrick Lewis gives new voice to seventeen heroes of civil rights. Exquisitely illustrated by five extraordinary artists, this commanding collection of poems invites the reader to hear in each verse the thunder that lies in every voice, no matter how small. Featuring civil rights luminaries Coretta Scott King, Harvey Milk, Mohandas Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Sylvia Mendez, Aung San Suu Kyi, Mamie Carthan Till, Helen Zia, Josh Gibson, Dennis James Banks, Mitsuye Endo, Ellison Onizuka, Jackie Robinson, Muhammad Yunus, James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781452119441
Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date: 01/04/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 44
File size: 3 MB
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

J. Patrick Lewis is the Poetry Foundation’s 2011–2013 Children’s Poet Laureate. He is the award-winning author of more than 75 books for young people and lives in Westerville, Ohio.
Jim Burke lives in Beacon, New York.
R. Gregory Christie lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Tonya Engel lives in Brooklyn, New York.
John Parra lives in Queens, New York.
Meilo So lives in the Shetland Islands, United Kingdom.

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