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Mighty justice : the untold story of civil rights trailblazer Dovey Johnson Roundtree / Dovey Johnson Roundtree and Katie McCabe ; adapted by Jabari Asim.

Roundtree, Dovey Johnson, 1914-2018 (author.). Asim, Jabari, 1962- (other agent associated with work.). McCabe, Katie. Adaptation of (expression): Justice older than the law. (Added Author). Roundtree, Dovey Johnson, 1914-2018 Adaptation of (expression): Mighty justice. (Added Author). McCabe, Katie, (author.).


A biography of Dovey Johnson Roundtree--one of the first black women to break the racial and gender barriers in the US Army, and an attorney in the segregated courtrooms of Washington, D.C.

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  • ISBN: 9781250229007
  • ISBN: 1250229006
  • Physical Description: 200 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First young reader's edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2020.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes index.
"Adapted from the book Justice older than the law : the life of Dovey Johnson Roundtree by Dovey Johnson Roundtree and Katie McCabe, originally published by the University Press of Mississippi in 2009 and reissued as Mighty justice : my life in civil rights by Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, a division of Workman Publishing, in 2019."-- Title page verso.
Subject: Roundtree, Dovey Johnson, 1914-2018 > Juvenile literature.
Roundtree, Dovey Johnson, 1914-2018.
African American women lawyers > United States > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Women lawyers > United States > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Segregation > Law and legislation > United States > History > Juvenile literature.
Civil rights > United States > History > Juvenile literature.
African American women lawyers > Biography.
Women lawyers > Biography.
Segregation > Law and legislation.
Civil rights > United States > History.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Social Topics / Prejudice & Racism.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Historical.
African American women lawyers.
Civil rights.
Segregation > Law and legislation.
Women lawyers.
United States.
Genre: Autobiographies.
Juvenile works.

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