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Weatherford, Carole Boston

Summary: "This picture book biography in verse tells the story of Mary Hamilton, an African American woman and Civil Rights activist, who was found to be in contempt of court when she would not respond to questions from an Alabama judge who used only her first name, while calling white people "Mr.," "Mrs.," or "Miss." The NAACP took her case, which appealed all the way to the US Supreme Court, which...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Millbrook Press 2022

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 HAM

Cohen, Adam (Adam Seth)

Summary: "From New York Times bestselling author Adam Cohen, a revelatory examination of the conservative direction of the Supreme Court over the last fifty years since the Nixon administration. In the early 1960s, the Supreme Court led by Chief Justice Earl Warren was at the height of its power, expanding civil rights for the poor and minorities and promoting equality in dramatic ways through rulings...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 347.73 COH

Stevenson, Bryan

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: "In this young adult adaptation of the acclaimed bestselling Just Mercy, which the New York Times calls "as compelling as To Kill a Mockingbird, and in some ways more so," Bryan Stevenson delves deep into the broken U.S. justice system, detailing from his personal experience his many challenges and efforts as a lawyer and social advocate, especially on behalf of America's most rejected and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Delacorte Press 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 340 STE

Hudson, David L.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Enslow Publishers 2002

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 342.085 HUD

Brown-Nagin, Tomiko

Summary: This biography of the first black woman to argue a case in front of the Supreme Court examines how she played a critical role in vanquishing Jim Crow laws throughout the South.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Pantheon Books 2022

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MOTLEY, CONSTANCE BAKER BRO

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B MOTLEY BRO

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