Thurgood Marshall (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Jul 3, 2008 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 208 pages
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Thurgood Marshall changed American history by challenging it. In the first half of the twentieth century, African Americans were often treated as second-class citizens and subject to Jim Crow laws, which promoted both racism and segregation. This is the world that Marshall grew up in, and he became a lawyer to change it. As the head counsel for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), he helped take the famous Brown v. Board of Education all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. And in an outcome surprising even to him, the court unanimously ruled to end segregation in schools. Thurgood Marshall had become a hero.

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User Review  - Christy - Goodreads

And I'm not just giving this Five-Stars cuz my daddy wrote it! This is a short and easy-read biography on Thurgood Marshall--the first appointed African American man on the Supreme Court. Marshall is ... Read full review

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User Review  - Deborah - Goodreads

Very interesting and well written. This is a YA biography that reads a lot like a story. Chris Crowe (author) selected the events that would tell Marshall's life-story best. At the same time as we ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

CHRIS CROWE, a professor of English at Brigham Young University, has published award-winning fiction and nonfiction for teenagers, poetry, essays, books, and many articles for academic and popular magazines. He is a popular speaker and writer in librarian and teacher circles. He lives with his wife in Provo, Utah.

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