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Clarence Thomas: Fighter with Words
     

Clarence Thomas: Fighter with Words

by David Collins, Rosalie Shepherd (Illustrator), Celia Lauve (Illustrator)
 

The little boy Clarence Thomas grew up in segregated Savannah, Georgia, but soon learned that hard work, a good education, and faith would take him into a world where true fighters never raise a fist.

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The little boy Clarence Thomas grew up in segregated Savannah, Georgia, but soon learned that hard work, a good education, and faith would take him into a world where true fighters never raise a fist.

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Library Journal
K-Gr 3-This picture-book biography covers Thomas's life from his childhood in poverty to his choice of career, political views, and controversial Supreme Court nomination. Since this book is written for young readers, Collins obviously does not go into depth on any particular subject or event. Most pages consist of an average of five short sentences; on a few occasions, transitions are a little choppy. Shepherd's watercolor illustrations are equally simple and somewhat folksy. The author's sources are not cited. While of limited use for reports, this book introduces children to an important American figure. More importantly, Thomas's story, as told by Collins, serves as a shining example of what can be accomplished in spite of all odds.-Mary N. Oluonye, Shaker Heights Public Library, OH Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781565548626
Publisher:
Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/30/2003
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)
Age Range:
6 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

The late David Collins (1940-2001) wrote over sixty books for young readers and was an admired and respected educator. Believing that children can never have enough role models, Collins was dedicated to writing biographies for young readers to educate and entertain. His books have garnered praise from such publications as School Library Journal, the Book Report, the Polish American Journal, and the Catholic Post.

Illustrator Rosalie M. Shepherd is a landscape and portrait painter who works with oil, charcoal, and watercolor and has worked extensively as a graphic designer. This is her third book with Homan and Reilly. She also illustrated the late David Collins's last book, Clarence Thomas, Fighter with Words.

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