Thurgood Marshall: Young Justice (Childhood of Famous Americans Series)

Thurgood Marshall: Young Justice (Childhood of Famous Americans Series)

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The childhood of civil rights hero and Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall comes to life in this engaging biography. Whenever Thurgood Marshall got into trouble at school, the principal would make him sit in the basement and read the US Constitution. By the time he was twelve, he had most of it memorized, and his interest in law had begun to take seed. In 1967 he…  See more details below

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The childhood of civil rights hero and Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall comes to life in this engaging biography. Whenever Thurgood Marshall got into trouble at school, the principal would make him sit in the basement and read the US Constitution. By the time he was twelve, he had most of it memorized, and his interest in law had begun to take seed. In 1967 he was appointed to the US Supreme Court—the first African American to serve in that position.

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Children's Literature - Jeanne K. Pettenati
Thurgood Marshall was a brilliant lawyer and Supreme Court Justice. But he was also a boy who played long hours with friends and pulled pranks from time to time. While he was the mischief-maker of the family, Marshall's brother Aubrey was the studious son, who went on to become a doctor. Marshall grew up in segregated Baltimore, under the loving care of his parents and a large extended family. His love of the law and hunger for justice were nurtured by his father, who took Marshall to the courthouse to observe trials. Marshall's extraordinary life is truly an inspiration to all. He, who suffered discrimination firsthand, understood that the promise of "justice for all" in the Constitution would remain a myth until all discrimination was eradicated. And he toiled tirelessly to that end. This account of his early life is part of the publisher's "Childhood of Famous Americans" series. Factual detail is embellished with fictionalized anecdotes and conversations to make the book accessible and interesting to young readers. In all it is consistent with historical context and Marshall's character.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781439113349
Publisher:
Aladdin
Publication date:
12/18/2012
Series:
Childhood of Famous Americans
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
877,624
File size:
11 MB
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Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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