When Thunder Comes: Poems for Civil Rights Leaders

LGBTQ People & Homophobia/Heterosexism
People, Identity & Culture
Race & Racism
Social Justice
Author(s):
J. Patrick Lewis
Illustrator(s):
Jim Burke, R. Gregory Christie, Tonya Engel, John Parra, Meilo So
Age Group:
8-12
Publisher:
Chronicle Books
ISBN:
978-1452101194
Year:
LGBTQ People & Homophobia/Heterosexism
People, Identity & Culture
Race & Racism
Social Justice

This collection of poems gives voice to seventeen heroes of civil rights. Against overwhelming odds and heartbreaking loss, they stood, they hoped and they spoke. 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.

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Ivy Aberdeen’s Letter to the World

Ashley Herring Blake

When a tornado rips through town, Ivy Aberdeen's house is destroyed and her family displaced. Ivy feels invisible and ignored in the aftermath of the storm—and what's worse, her notebook filled with secret drawings of girls holding hands has gone missing.

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