The Inside Guide: Civil Rights Heroes
Reading Level: 4-5
Interest Level: 4-6
The first African American Supreme Court justice, Thurgood Marshall is a name synonymous with determination. He was an active voice in the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s, taking a prominent stance behind key court decisions that helped better the lives of African Americans all over the United States. This biography reveals his story: from birth to adulthood and death, exploring his dreams, decisions, and legacy. Readers learn about Marshall's life through the integration of sidebars, fact boxes, critical thinking questions, and age-appropriate text that challenge and inform.