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Thurgood Marshall : a twentieth-century life

Author: Chris Crowe
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Viking, ©2008.
Series: Up close.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Thurgood Marshall became the first African American appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court, but it's his life leading up to that point--from school troublemaker to passionate lawyer--that makes him both accessibly real and a role model to Americans of every color.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Named Person: Thurgood Marshall; Thurgood Marshall; Thurgood Marshall
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Crowe
ISBN: 9780670062287 0670062286
OCLC Number: 175286372
Awards: A Junior Library Guild selection
Target Audience: Ages 11 and up.
Description: 248 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.
Contents: Black and white : a nation divided --
A baby born into Jim Crow --
Goody --
Roots of resistance --
Easing along --
Digging deep into law --
A hungry young lawyer --
Taking Jim Crow to court --
Laying it on the line --
Taking down Jim Crow --
The case of the century --
Moving to the other side of the bench --
A minority again --
The legacy.
Series Title: Up close.
Responsibility: by Chris Crowe.

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Thurgood Marshall became the first African American appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court, but it's his life leading up to that point--from school troublemaker to passionate lawyer--that makes him both accessibly real and a role model to Americans of every color.

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A nice addition to any older kids library.

by AnchorageSchools (WorldCat user published 2009-12-01) Good Permalink

      This biography is an excellent choice for middle level readers.  It is told as a story, but includes a good index in students wish to find specific information.  It also has black and white photographs.

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