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.
Debbie Levy is the award-winning author of many books of nonfiction and fiction, including the New York Times bestseller I Dissent, This Promise of Change, The Year of Goodbyes, and the young adult novel Imperfect Spiral. She lives in Maryland with her husband. They have two grown sons.
Elizabeth Baddeley is the illustrator of the critically acclaimed and New York Times bestselling I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsberg Makes Her Mark, written by Debbie Levy. She also illustrated A Woman in the House (and Senate): How Women Came to the United States Congress, Broke Down Barriers, and Changed the Country; The Good Fight: The Feuds of the Founding Fathers (and How They Shaped the Nation); and An Inconvenient Alphabet. Elizabeth graduated from the School of Visual Arts in New York City with a degree in illustration and currently lives in Kansas City, Missouri. Learn more at EBaddeley.com.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (September 20, 2016)
Length: 40 pages
Grades: P - 3
Ages: 4 - 8
Lexile ® 710L
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"Speak purposefully and carry a big legal pad. . . . Read this and be inspired to work for justice through the legal system."
– Kirkus Reviews
"Baddeley and Levy [. . . .] demonstrate how disagreement can lead to meaningful discussion and doesn’t have to be personal. This lively, inviting, and informative biography of a historic woman will empower young ones to bravely voice their opinions."
– Booklist, STARRED REVIEW
"[A] spirited picture book biography of the second woman to sit on the high court."
– Publishers Weekly
*"This dynamic offering is an essential purchase that will be useful for completing assignments as well as for pleasure reading."
– School Library Journal, STARREV REVIEW
Awards and Honors
ALA Notable Children's Books
CBC/NCSS Notable Social Studies Trade Book
William Allen White Children's Book Award Reading List (KS)
Chicago Public Library's Best of the Best
Nutmeg Book Award Nominee (CT)
ILA Notable Books for a Global Society
Black-Eyed Susan Book Award Nominee (MD)
Jane Addams Children's Book Award Honor Book
Jefferson Cup Award (VA)
National Jewish Book Award
Red Clover Book Award Nominee (VT)
Amelia Bloomer Selection List - TOP TEN
Rhode Island Children's Book Award Nominee
Sydney Taylor Book Award Winner
Eureka! Excellence in Nonfiction Gold Award (CA)
NCTE Orbis Pictus Honor Book to NCTE Orbis Pictus Honor Book for Outstanding Nonfiction
Wisconsin State Reading Association's Reading List