Thurgood Marshall (Famous Americans Series)

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An introduction to the life and accomplishments of Thurgood Marshall, the African American civil rights attorney who became a prominent Supreme Court Justice.

An introduction to the life and accomplishments of the African American civil rights attorney who became a prominent Supreme Court Justice.

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An introduction to the life and accomplishments of Thurgood Marshall, the African American civil rights attorney who became a prominent Supreme Court Justice.

An introduction to the life and accomplishments of the African American civil rights attorney who became a prominent Supreme Court Justice.

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Children's Literature
Many biographies are written for older readers who are at an independent level. The "Famous Americans" series is an unusual alternative because it was created to accommodate very young readers. The titles in the series cover a variety of Americans who have influenced history. Thurgood Marshall was brought up to value education. He studied hard and eventually finished law school at the top of his class. As a lawyer, he worked to change laws that permitted segregation of races. His victory in the Supreme Court ended segregation in schools. Marshall was appointed to the Supreme Court and served for 24 years. He was the first African American Supreme Court justice. Each book in the series is the perfect size for small hands (seven inches by six inches). The text is leveled for young readers and features a few sentences per page. Illustrations and photographs support the text well. Appendices include a glossary, index, and further references. An interesting Internet link sends readers to the ISBN for the book, and a "Fact Hound" will provide more links. Whether used as read-alouds or independent readers, these biographies will serve as a valuable addition to the history curriculum in a primary classroom. 2003, Pebble Books, Lynch
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K-Gr 2-These small-format beginning readers introduce prominent American figures. Each one is concise (approximately 200 words) with vocabulary appropriate for its target audience. Each spread includes a full-page picture opposite two or three sentences of text. In addition to a few dates, the information provided is very basic. The illustrations are a blend of generic photographs, paintings, and reproductions; many are grainy or lack contrast. Supplemental material in each volume includes directions to log on to Fact Hound.-Michele Shaw, formerly at Yorkshire Academy, Houston, TX Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780736833776
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2003
  • Series: Famous Americans Series
  • Pages: 24
  • Sales rank: 629,618
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 6.80 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Family 5
Education 9
Achievements 13
Remembering Thurgood 21
Words to Know 22
Read More 23
Internet Sites 23
Index/Word List 24
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