Childhood of Famous Americans: Thurgood Marshall Young Justice - Montrew Dunham
Paperback; ISBN 9780689820427
One of the most popular series ever published for young Americans, these classics have been praised alike by parents, teachers, and librarians. With these lively, inspiring, fictionalized biographies - easily read by children eight and up - today's youngster is swept right into history.
Whenever Thurgood Marshall got into trouble at school, the principal would make him sit in the basement and read the U.S. Constitution. By the time he was 12, he had most of it memorized and his interest in law had begun to take seed. In 1967 he was appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court--the first African American to serve in that position.