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Picture Book of Thurgood Marshall, A

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Picture Book of Thurgood Marshall, A

by David Adler


Quick Overview

The first African-American to serve on the Supreme Court.


Adler and Casilla offer a succinct, visually handsome presentation of the youth and the career highlights of the history-making Marshall. The early family years, with the strong influence of Thurgood's waiter father, who loved attending courtroom trials, and his teacher mother are perhaps the most interesting part of the story. Adler's terse account of the adult years incorporates brief quotes by Marshall and judicious explanations of key legal victories. Casilla's effective view of Marshall as a lawyer arguing before the Supreme Court places readers behind the row of justices, facing Marshall and the crowded courtroom. The warm, full- and double-page watercolor scenes and portraits throughout the book give an informative and empathetic view of the articulate civil rights champion. An author's note and a short chronology round out this well-crafted introduction to this impressive life of accomplishment. Size 0.18" H x 8.03" L x 9.53" W, 32 pages

Additional Information

ISBN 9780823415069
Author David Adler
Age Group 6-9
Book Type paperback

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