"The life of the Supreme Court justice is a story of a girl who overcame the overt and covert sexism of her time to follow her drive to fight for equality. Innerst uses paint, ink and collaged elements like notebook paper to create a playful yet magisterial documentary effect, bringing subtle emotion to carefully composed scenes that resonate with the humane, controlled power of R.B.G. herself."
— The New York Times
New York Times/New York Public Library Best Illustrated Children's Book of 2017
2018 ALA Notable Children's Book
2018 Parents' Choice Gold Medal
2018 Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People
2018 Amelia Bloomer List selection
For Ages 6 - 9
Ruth Bader Ginsburg: The Case of R.B.G. vs. Inequality is a picture book portrait of the controversial first Jewish woman Supreme Court Justice that illuminates many of her firsthand experiences with injustice that might have limited her opportunities, describes her educational accomplishments, her advocacy work as a lawyer and her important achievements with the Supreme Court.
The unsinkable Ruth Bader Ginsburg had to overcome countless injustices along the way to becoming a Supreme Court Justice. Growing up in Brooklyn in the 1930s and '40s, Ginsburg was discouraged from working by her father, who thought a woman's place was in the home.
Regardless, she went to Cornell University, where men outnumbered women four to one. There, she met her husband, Martin Ginsburg, and found her calling as a lawyer.
Despite discrimination against Jews, females, and working mothers, Ginsburg went on to become Columbia Law School's first tenured female professor, a judge for the US Court of Appeals, and finally, a Supreme Court Justice.
Structured as a court case in which the reader is presented with evidence of the injustice that Ginsburg faced, Ruth Bader Ginsburg: The Case of R.B.G. vs. Inequality is the true story of how one of America's most "notorious" women bravely persevered to become the remarkable symbol of justice she is today.
Edition: Hardback - Published August 8, 2017
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
- Age Range: 6 - 9 years
Grade Level: 1 - 4
Dimensions: 9.5" H x .50" D x 11.2" W
- Weight: 1lb 3oz (before shipping)
Rating:★★★★ (See FAQs)
ABOUT THE CREATORS
Jonah Winter is the author of more than 30 nonfiction picture books, including Barack and Sonia Sotomayor. He divides his time between Santa Fe and a small town in Pennsylvania.
Stacy Innerst is an illustrator who’s received many awards for his work. He lives in Pittsburgh.