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Children's LiteratureThurgood Marshall devoted his life to breaking down ideas that prevented African Americans from living the American dream. During his time as a Supreme Court Justice, Thurgood Marshall was considered a liberal judge. He played a key role in desegregation in education. This nonfiction book, part of the "Great Life Stories" series, will enlighten young readers about Thurgood Marshall's continuing life struggle for equal rights. Readers will learn about Thurgood Marshall's early years, law school days, early court cases, and his time spent on the Supreme Court. The book includes fascinating pictures with detailed captions that include significant historical information about Martin Luther King, The Harlem Renaissance, and Jackie Robinson. There is also a reference section that includes other titles about Thurgood Marshall and websites to visit. The book is a perfect supplemental text for a fifth through eighth grade social studies curriculum. 2004, Franklin Watts/Scholastic, Ages 8 to 12.