(Schwartz & Wade, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books, 2019)
This vivid picture-book biography brings to life Thurgood Marshall, the first black Supreme Court justice and a leader in the civil rights movement. Before being appointed to that exalted bench, he won cases before the Supreme Court, including the landmark Brown v. Board of Education. Growing up in Baltimore in the early 1900s, he stood out as someone who talked loudly, told good jokes, and made great arguments. A star on high school and college debate teams, he excelled at Howard University Law School and in his work for the NAACP.
10:00 AM | Bethel United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall
Jonah Winter is an award-winning children’s author and illustrator, writing over 30 biographical picture books of subjects recognized by first name (Frida, Elvis, Dizzy, Barack) as well as more surprising people (Hildegard of Bingen, Casey Stengel, Gertrude Stein and Alice Toklas), using humor and solid historical research.