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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.

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The National Geographic Kid is curious about the world around them, empowered in the face of challenges and responsible for others and the natural world. Combining these principles with the international educational heritage of Collins, this partnership is a natural fit for books that are funny, weird, exploratory, educational and loved by children.

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Tony Medina is a two-time winner of the Paterson Prize for Books for Young People (DeShawn Days and I and I, Bob Marley), is the author/editor of nineteen books for adults and young readers. A Professor of Creative Writing at Howard University, Medina has received the Langston Hughes Society Award, the first African Voices Literary Award, and has been nomina

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Jonathan Levin is Dean of the School of Humanities and Professor of Literature and Culture at Purchase College, SUNY. He lives in the Riverdale, New York with his wife Erica, daughter Toby, and their twenty-one-year-old, Whitman-loving cat Rosa.

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Roseanne Thong is a journalist and English teacher. She has written Round Is a Mooncake, Red is a Dragon, One is a Drummer and Wish for Chronicle. John Parra is an award winning illustrator, artist, educator and designer. He has received honors and accolades from The American Library Association (ALA), The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators

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