Up Close: Thurgood Marshall is biography by Chris Crowe about Justice Marshall's life. It includes stories from his youth, details his stellar career in law and culminates with his appointment to the Supreme Court. As a head council for the NAACP, he strove to fight segregation through the judicial system. The book discusses many of his cases and highlights the Brown v. Board of Education case. Literacy RH.6-8.1, RH.6-8.2, RH.6-8.8. ELA Literacy.RI.8.3, RI.8.6, RI.8.8. ~ By Jodi S.