Thurgood Marshall: A Life for Justice

Thurgood Marshall: A Life for Justice

by James Haskins

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Gr 6-8-- Haskins emphasizes Marshall's enormous contributions to the civil rights movement and his unending commitment to the achievement of racial and social justice. He shows how his subject developed a deep faith in the constitution and the law and how he learned to use both of them to make lasting changes. He covers the many cases Marshall argued and won and the dangers he faced as he acted as point man for the NAACP as it challenged and eventually dismantled the legal underpinnings of segregation. One real strengh is the discussion of the difference between Marshall's constitutional tactics and those used by the Direct Actions Civil Rights Movement, led by Martin Luther King, Jr. The author includes information about Marshall the person, and uses plenty of quotes and anecdotes to bring him to life. This is similar to Aldred's Thurgood Marshall (Chelsea, 1990), which has almost exactly the same information, interpretations, and conclusions. Thus, libraries that already have it (and the very good video that accompanies it) might not need this one. Haskins's book, however, is slightly easier to read and understand, making it a good choice for libraries that serve younger readers. --Mary Mueller, Rolla Junior High School, MO

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Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
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5.52(w) x 8.23(h) x 0.47(d)
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9 - 12 Years

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