I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark


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Simon and Schuster September 2016
  • Character-Building Curriculum
  • Social Studies Curriculum

Back in the 1940s little girls were supposed to grow up to become a wife, a nurse, a teacher or a flight attendant.  But one young girl named  from New York City grew up a little differently.

Ruth's mother believed girls should have a chance to do big things.  She took Ruth to the library where she read stories of girls and women who made their mark in the world.  Her parents also took her on road trips to give her a view of the world and that is how Ruth saw a sign announcing "No Dogs or Jews Allowed" at a hotel in Pennsylvania.  Ruth was Jewish.

As Ruth grew up, she found herself in situations that didn't seem right to her.  So, Ruth learned how to say, "No, I don't agree, " or to put it another way, she learned to say, "I dissent."   She faced personal challenges and she saw the challenges of inequality in our society.

What does it mean to dissent?  What happens when a woman decides to dissent? Was it easy to become a lawyer?  What was it like to be a woman in the middle of big social change?

This is a lively biography of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a highly distinguished American woman and a role model for many young women today.

40 pages         978-1481465595           Ages 6-10

Recommended by:  Barb Langridge, abookandahug.com


"Get to know celebrated Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg—in the first picture book about her life—as she proves that disagreeing does not make you disagreeable!

Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has spent a lifetime disagreeing: disagreeing with inequality, arguing against unfair treatment, and standing up for what’s right for people everywhere. This biographical picture book about the Notorious RBG, tells the justice’s story through the lens of her many famous dissents, or disagreements."--from the publisher

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