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Biography (nonfiction) 744 words, Level N (Grade 2), Lexile 720LHaving grown up in the segregated South of the United States, Thurgood Marshall spent his life working for equality. Among his many accomplishments, Marshall helped to end school segregation in the United States and became a Supreme Court justice in 1967. Thurgood Marshall gives students a glimpse into the legal mind and life's work of a remarkable man. The book can also be used to teach students how to make inferences and draw conclusions and the proper use of commas after introductory words. Book and lesson also available at Levels K and Q.