David Bruce Smith Publications is proud to share a sneak peek of its very first children’s book, “American Hero – John Marshall: Chief Justice of the United States” written by David Bruce Smith. It tells the story of the founding father history almost forgot. The biography walks the reader through Marshall’s whole life; from his childhood in Virginia to a family man, then soldier for the Revolutionary Army. Soon after the war he became a lawyer, congressman, Secretary of State and then ultimately Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Clarice Smith’s graphite and watercolor illustrations bring the historic figure back to life.
The book was commissioned by the John Marshall Foundation in Richmond, Va as part of the Justice in the Classroom Program, designed to raise the awareness and appreciation of the Chief Justice. Intended for elementary school-aged children, it will be published by Belle Isle Books, an imprint of Brandylane Publishers, in early 2013.