A trailblazer worth knowing: The Story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg A Biography Book for New Readers by Susan B. Katz

Did you know that Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s first name is actually Joan?  Did you know that she was left handed and felt the injustice of being told that she had to become a righty…but she did not. These are just a couple of the interesting things that children will learn in this excellent beginning chapter book on the Supreme Court Justice.

The illustrations, charts and more in this book are vibrant and engaging.  They add to the text and help to keep a young reader’s attention and interest.

In addition to telling Ruth’s story, this book includes many extras.  There are definitions of words, questions to think about, family trees, quotes from RBG and even a quiz at the end so readers can see what they recall from the text.  There is also a helpful bibliography.

If you know a girl (or boy) that wants/needs to know that women can succeed and fight for what they believe in, encourage them to take a look at this book.  It belongs  in school libraries for elementary school children.

Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this title in exchange for an honest review.  Even as an adult, I enjoyed reading this story and learning more about RBG.

Look into the life of Ruth:

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ruth bader ginsburg childrens books, feminism, women, books for 8 year old girls, feminist

ruth bader ginsburg childrens books, feminism, women, books for 8 year old girls, feminist

ruth bader ginsburg childrens books, feminism, women, books for 8 year old girls, feminist

Ruth worked hard from the start!

Ruth’s mom believed girls could—and should—study and work hard like boys. This early encouragement from her mother inspired her. Ruth would soon find that studying and working hard could change her entire life.

She fought to become a leader

In 1959, Ruth earned her law degree from Columbia Law School in New York City. Despite how hard law schools made it for women, Ruth came out on top. She didn’t give up on her dream of being a lawyer because she was living in a man’s world. Instead, she chose to change the world.

Ruth earned her role as a Supreme Court Justice

She’s now Justice Ginsburg. She became the second woman ever to sit on the Supreme Court, and she is the first Jewish woman to take on this role.

She continues to make the world a better place for everyone

Thanks to Ruth, a jury in a court is now made up of a group that represents your peers. Ruth argued that women should not be left out of juries, but she also argued that people of color should have jurors who reflect them, too. The goal of these changes was to make juries more fair, so they won’t decide someone is guilty (or innocent) just because of their gender or race.

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