Thurgood

ISBN-10: 1524765333
ISBN-13: 9781524765330
Author: Winter, Jonah
Illustrated by: Collier, Bryan
Interest Level: K-4
Publisher: Penguin Random House

Publication Date: September 2019

Copyright: 2019

Page Count: 40


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Interest Level

Grades K-4

Reading Level

Lexile: 950L
Accelerated Reader Level: 5.6
Accelerated Reader Points: 0.5

BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / United States / African American

JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / United States / 20th Century

Description
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.
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