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When Thunder Comes: Poems for Civil Rights Leaders

When Thunder Comes: Poems for Civil Rights Leaders

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When Thunder Comes: Poems for Civil Rights Leaders

Bewertungen:
3.5/5 (19 Bewertungen)
Länge:
51 Seiten
16 Minuten
Freigegeben:
Jan 4, 2013
ISBN:
9781452119441
Format:
Buch

Beschreibung

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.
Freigegeben:
Jan 4, 2013
ISBN:
9781452119441
Format:
Buch

Über den Autor

J. Patrick Lewis has published over eighty-five children's picture and poetry books. He was recently given the NCTE Excellence in Children’s Poetry Award, and was the Poetry Foundation's third US Children's Poet Laureate (2011-2013).


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  • (4/5)
    Understanding that sometime poetry can explore difficult and emotional topics is key in the appreciation of this title. I think this would be a great addition to a unit in poetry or history.
  • (5/5)
    When Thunder Comes is a collection of poems all about civil rights leaders from around the world. Each poem describes their work and their opinion about the cause they are fighting for. These very real people, such as MLK and Gandhi, are displayed drawn on the opposite page in a colorful illustration that is either symbolic or biographically accurate. This book could easily spur class discussion about civil rights leaders and lead to some cool civics research projects. I love history, so having kids learn about actual figures and events is beyond exciting to me.
  • (4/5)
    This poetry books has some very amazing poems that are being narrated by activists of many different types standing for what they believe in. In this book there are people such as Mohandas Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, and Dennis James Banks. In these poems we are briefly told what they went through, and what they stood to. In a way, they state that they will stand strong against any type of racism, or discrimination. These are some great poems that are very powerful and good for kids to understand, what each activist stood for. J. Patrick Lewis did an amazing job.
  • (4/5)
    When Thunder Comes, Poems for Civil Rights Leader, by J. Patrick Lewis, is a collection of poems about civil rights leaders. Each individual poem is written in the unnamed leaders voice, and point of view, that is until you reach the bottom of the page and see who the poem is truly about. As well when you reach the back of the book there are small summaries relating to each poem explaining the significance of each individuals impact in the civil rights movement.Teaching Ideas: learn about civil rights, poetry rhyme schemes
  • (5/5)
    I loved this book. The collection of poems in this book were incredibly moving and powerful. One of my favorite parts about this book was that it covers multiple civil rights leaders in multiple areas and times. It exposes readers to a new collection of figures that made an impact on our society. When thinking about Civil Rights, most people think of Martin Luther King, or the racist south. Martin Luther King deserves this recognition, and the south was a disgusting place for a time, but there are other figures and areas/events that made a lasting impact on the civil rights movement. Absolutely beautiful book.
  • (4/5)
    A stirring collection of poems about global peacemakers and social activists, quite a few lesser-known but worth knowing. Brief biographical sketches follow the poems. A good collection of contributing illustrators, too,