Thunder Rolling Down the Mountain: The Story of Chief Joseph and the Nez Perce is a graphic novel format title in the Graphic Library Series from Capstone Press. This 32-page book tells the story of the notable Nez Perce leader known as Chief Joseph. Chief Joseph wanted peace for his people. But the U.S. Army had different ideas. As the headman and spokesperson for the Nez Perce, Chief Joseph tried to do what was best for his people. The fast-paced storyline follows the Nez Perce from their Oregon homeland, through a failed treaty process, the establishment of reservations, and the struggle to flee the American military and find peace in the northern lands. The author uses effective text boxes, direct quotes from Chief Joseph, and conversation bubbles to portray the courage and perseverance of Joseph and the small band of Nez Perce. The muted colour drawings add to the story and content. The book contains a helpful map, timeline, index, bibliography, and glossary. Recommended. ATOS Reading Level: 4.3; Lexile Measure: 670; Guided Reading Level: S; Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Level: V.