Illustrator: Bryan Collier
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.
Author’s note, with photographs. Full-color illustrations done in watercolor and collage.
JLG Release: Jan 2020
Awards & Honors
CSMCL Best Books - 2019
Praise & Reviews
Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:
Publishers Weekly*, Kirkus Reviews, Booklist*, School Library Journal*, The Horn Book Magazine
School Library Journal
10" x 10"
Scholastic Reading CountsN/A
Library edition with trade jacket added
Schwartz & Wade
Potentially Sensitive Areas
Discrimination: Reference/Discussion, Discrimination: Racial Insensitivity/Racism, Violence: Mild Violence
Thurgood Marshall (1908–1993), US Supreme Court, African American judges, Lawyers, Segregation, Civil rights, Biography,