The Highest Tribute: Thurgood Marshall's Life, Leadership, and Legacy

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Quill Tree Books
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9.4 X 12.4 X 0.5 inches | 1.2 pounds

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About the Author

Kekla Magoon writes novels and nonfiction books for teens, including 37 Things I Love, The Rock and the River, How It Went Down, Light It Up, and Revolution in Our Time: The Black Panther Party's Promise to the People, which was a National Book Award Finalist, LA Times Book Prize Finalist, and Michael L. Printz Honor book. Kekla received the 2021 Margaret A. Edwards Award for her significant and lasting contribution to young adult literature. Past recognitions include a Boston Globe/Horn Book Award, an NAACP Image Award, and four Coretta Scott King Honors. She holds a BA from Northwestern University and an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts. When she is not writing, Kekla can be found entertaining a pair of energetic orange cats or riding her bike through the hills of Vermont.
Laura Freeman has earned an NAACP and a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor. Her work has been recognized by the Society of Illustrators and featured on the New York Times Best Seller List.


"Will serve to empower children who feel as powerless as Thurgood Marshall once felt." -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"The crystal-clear and accessible text, focusing on essential cases in the career of "Mr. Civil Rights," does justice to the Justice." -- Horn Book (starred review)

"An appealing read about a Black figure who had a large and lasting impact on U.S. law." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Short, straight-to-the-facts sentences, accessible to newly independent readers, are equally effective for group readalouds, and the stately cadence of the narration is matched by Freeman's digital artwork." -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"A handsome, well-organized account of Marshall's life and work." -- Booklist