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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