by Jonah Winter, Illustrated by Bryan Collier
Publication Date: Sep 03, 2019
List Price: $17.99
Format: Hardcover, 40 pages
Target Age Group: Early Reader
Imprint: Schwartz & Wade
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Parent Company: Bertelsmann
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Thurgood Marshall—the first black justice on the Supreme Court and a giant of the civil rights movement—jumps to life in this inspiring picture-book biography from an award-winning author and six-time Coretta Scott King, four-time Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator.
Thurgood Marshall was a born lawyer—the loudest talker, funniest joke teller, and best arguer from the time he was a kid growing up in Baltimore in the early 1900s. He would go on to become the star of his high school and college debate teams, a stellar law student at Howard University, and, as a lawyer, a one-man weapon against the discriminatory laws against black Americans. After only two years at the NAACP, he was their top lawyer and had earned himself the nickname Mr. Civil Rights. He argued—and won—cases before the Supreme Court, including one of the most important cases in American history: Brown v Board of Education. And he became the first black U.S. Supreme Court Justice in history.Like its subject, here is a biography that crackles with energy and intensity—a great introduction to a great man.
- Juvenile Nonfiction / Biography & Autobiography / Historical
- Juvenile Nonfiction / History / United States / 20Th Century
- Juvenile Nonfiction / People & Places / United States / African American