Ruth Bader Ginsburg: The Case of R. B. G. vs. Inequality

By: Jonah Winter

Illustrator: Stacy Innerst

Structured as a court case in which the reader is presented with evidence of the injustice that Ginsburg faced, this 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. Glossary. Author’s note. Full-color illustrations done with gouache, ink, and Photoshop.

ISBN: 9781419725593

JLG Release: Dec 2017


Sensitive Areas: No sensitive areas
Topics: Ruth Bader Ginsburg (1933– ) , Biography , US Supreme Court justices , US women judges , Jewish judges

$12.75  Member Price


Add to Wishlist

Like this book? Get more like it every month.

Nonfiction Elementary Plus

Grades 2-6

14 titles/year

$245.70/year

Awards & Honors

Beehive Award 2019 Nominee 2018 Sydney Taylor Book Award Notable Books, Younger Readers
2018 Amelia Bloomer List: Middle Grade, Nonfiction
ALSC Notable Children’s Books 2018, Middle
The New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Books of 2017
Booklilst Lasting Connections 2017, Social Studies
Tablet Magazine Best Jewish Children’s Books of 2017, Picture Book

Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

Booklist*, Kirkus Reviews*, Publishers Weekly*, School Library Journal

School Library Journal

Ladies and gentlemen of the jury: During this trial, you will learn about a little girl who had no clue just how important she would become. You will see the unfair world she was born into—where boys were valued more than girls, where women were not encouraged to achieve and aspire. . . . Here are the facts of her case.” Thus begins thi Ladies and gentlemen of the jury: During this trial, you will learn about a little girl who had no clue just how important she would become. You will see the unfair world she was born into—where boys were valued more than girls, where women were not encouraged to achieve and aspire. . . . Here are the facts of her case.” Thus begins this clever, engaging picture book biography, which chronicles Ginsburg’s early years in Brooklyn, at Cornell, and beyond, highlighting the obstacles she encountered at every turn. Readers are asked to act as the jury, examining the injustices the young lawyer faced: “Exhibit F: Even among the law firms supposedly open to hiring women, not one firm would hire her. She was a woman, she was Jewish, AND she was a mother.” The illustrations, rendered in gouache, ink, and Photoshop, illuminate the text with humor and sophistication. One page features the young college student perched under the sink in the bathroom, secretly studying—everyone knew a smart, studious girl would never get asked on a date. Another shows caricatures of the large, black-robed male justices yawning, angry, or perplexed as a tiny Ginsburg reads one of her famous “dissents.” The endpapers feature shelves and shelves of books in the same muted tones of the book—cream, pale pink, black, gray, and brown. Pair with Debbie Levy and Elizabeth Baddeley’s I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark, another fabulous picture book biography on the subject. VERDICT An excellent addition to “Mighty Girl” collections!—Barbara Auerbach, New York City Public Schools

Book Details

ISBN

9781419725593

First Release

December 2017

Genre

Nonfic

Dewey Classification

Trim Size

9" x 11"

Page Count

48

Accelerated Reader

Level 5.8; Points: 0.5;

Scholastic Reading Counts

Level 6.2; Points: 3;

Lexile

Level 900L

Format

Print Book

Edition

Hardcover edition

Publisher

Amulet

Potentially Sensitive Areas

No sensitive areas

Topics

Ruth Bader Ginsburg (1933– ), Biography, US Supreme Court justices, US women judges, Jewish judges,

Standard MARC Record

Download Standard MARC Record

Cover Art

Download Cover Art

Standard Correlations

Recommended Titles From Nonfiction Elementary Plus

Nonfiction Elementary Plus

$17.55

Nonfiction Elementary Plus

$17.05

Nonfiction Elementary Plus

$17.05

Nonfiction Elementary Plus

$17.05
Copyright © 2017 Magento, Inc. All rights reserved.