Published on the 100th anniversary of Marshall’s birth, this is a biography of Thurgood Marshall, a civil rights lawyer and activist and the first African American to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States. A Junior Library Guild Premium Selection.
Praise For The Book
Grade 7 Up—Crowe opens by describing the restrictions that circumscribed the lives of African Americans, including Marshall, before and during the civil rights era, and then covers his childhood, education, and professional years. The author devotes several chapters to the man’s brave and dedicated legal work for the NAACP, his strategy in the 1954 Brown vs. Board of Education case, and his years as Solicitor General and Supreme Court Justice, concluding with a chapter on his legacy as a civil rights giant. The book is generally admiring of Marshall and uses excerpts from primary sources to help readers become acquainted with both the professional who worked ceaselessly to improve civil rights and the private individual who had a well-developed sense of humor and expressed opinions in blunt and occasionally salty language…
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Book of the Week, Cooperative Children’s Book Center, January 19, 2009
2008 Premiere Selection, Junior Library Guild