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.
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.
From the publisher:
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.