Brown v. Board of Education: A Fight for Simple Justice

By RUBIN, Susan Goldman

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ISBN
9780823436460 9780823437085
Publisher
Holiday House


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School Library Journal

Starred Review on October 1, 2016  |  Middle To High School

Gr 6–8—In a highly readable narrative, this title tells the story of the monumental 1954 Supreme Court decision that mandated desegregation in public schools in the United States. In short, comprehensible chapters, Rubin describes the development of five individual cases as they were strategically fought and often lost at the district level. Eventually all five appealed together to the highest court of the nation. The book demystifies this legal journey and puts a face to it by ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on October 1, 2016

In 1950, Thurgood Marshall was a young African American lawyer determined to "wipe out...all phases of segregation in education from professional school to kindergarten." He and other lawyers of the NAACP's Legal Defense and Education Fund sought to overturn the doctrine of "separate but equal" established by the 1896 Plessy v. Ferguson Supreme Court decision, which made segregation a way of life in the United States, especially in the South. Not only were black schools unequal in their facilities, but, Marshall was convinced, segregated schools had a detrim...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on April 1, 2016

In 1950, lawyer Thurgood Marshall--determined to "wipe out...all phases of segregation in education"--set about gathering legal cases he could use...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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