When Thunder Comes: Poems for Civil Rights Leaders

Author(s) J. Patrick Lewis
Illustrator(s) Jim BurkeR. Gregory ChristieTonya EngelJohn ParraMeilo So
Age Group 8-12
Publisher Chronicle Books
ISBN 978-1452101194
Year 2012

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.