When Thunder Comes by J. Patrick Lewis audiobook

When Thunder Comes: Poems for Civil Rights Leaders

By J. Patrick Lewis
Read by T. Ryder Smith , Myra Lucretia Taylor , Jennifer Ikeda , and Corey Allen

Recorded Books, Inc. 9781452101194
0.65 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781470367015

The award-winning author of more than 75 books for young readers, Children's Poet Laureate J. Patrick Lewis crafts poetic portraits of civil rights luminaries in this important work. From Coretta Scott King and Gandhi to Nelson Mandela and Jackie Robinson, When Thunder Comes resounds with the voices of heroes who changed the world.

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Summary

The award-winning author of more than 75 books for young readers, Children's Poet Laureate J. Patrick Lewis crafts poetic portraits of civil rights luminaries in this important work. From Coretta Scott King and Gandhi to Nelson Mandela and Jackie Robinson, When Thunder Comes resounds with the voices of heroes who changed the world.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Lewis’ surprising and welcome integration of lesser-known individuals provides a holistic and enlightening look at an always pertinent topic.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Pulsing verse and vibrant imagery. Lewis gives voice to a variety of fighters…illuminating each with poetic form, style, rhythm, and tone as individual as the subjects themselves…While the individual portraits are impressive on their own, their juxtapositions express unmistakable equality, offering readers a profound understanding of both what it takes to stand up and what happens when we stand together.” Booklist (starred review)
“Lewis once again stretches his own poetic boundaries with this moving and informative collection of poems that introduce seventeen courageous leaders of civil rights causes in America, Bangladesh, Burma, India, and South Africa…This thoughtfully written, carefully and cleverly worded collection demonstrates Lewis’ poetic versatility and his ability to capture the essence of each subject and situation.” School Library Journal
“The Children’s Poet Laureate salutes [seventeen] men and women, including one child, who spoke out and acted for equality and liberty, several at the cost of their lives…From political activists to an astronaut and from baseball legends to a typist in a World War II internment camp, they raised their voices and sometimes their fists. Somber and inspirational.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: J. Patrick Lewis

Author Bio: J. Patrick Lewis

J. Patrick Lewis is the Poetry Foundation’s 2011–2013 Children’s Poet Laureate. He is the award-winning author of more than seventy-five books for young people and lives in Westerville, Ohio.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Poetry
Runtime: 0.65
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English