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She didn’t give up on her dream of being a lawyer because she was living in a man’s world. Instead, she chose to change the world..
The Notorious RBG – that’s Ruth Bader Ginsburg – is a truly remarkable woman.
Ever since she was a kid she fought against injustices – whether it be the “right” to write with her left hand or being forced into cooking and sewing classes while the boys got to do woodshop – she was ready to stand up.
Ruth would soon find that studying and working hard could change her entire life.
Ruth’s life was very different from what life is like today.
There are freedoms that many take for granted that just weren’t there when Ruth was growing up and entering the workforce.
Most employers didn’t want to hire women, and they especially didn’t want to hire mothers.
And so, Ruth decided to do something about it.
And so she did.
She joined the Supreme Court and fought for women’s rights – for men’s rights – and she hasn’t stopped since.
True to her trailblazer nature, Ruth keeps on fighting…
This is – without a doubt – absolutely gorgeous.
I am a huge fan of RBG and this picture book was to die for.
I loved the way Susan B. Katz portrayed RBG’s life – it was so interesting to read about how her life during her childhood and how her decisions shaped who she became.
I also feel like I learned so much when it came to her years as a lawyer and a judge. She has fought and won so many rights that people just take for granted.
I really liked how this book was informative but NOT over the top – it provided a historical account on one of the coolest ladies out there but never veered into the preachy territory.
And, I would truly be doing this book a disservice if I didn’t mention the illustrations. They were – simply put – amazing.
The style was adorable, the level of detail was just right and the emotions were portrayed so wonderful. I loved the picture of a young Ruth in her classroom or the proud graduate-Ruth in her cap and robe.
They really breathed life into this story.
Many thanks to Callisto Publisher’s Club, Rockridge press and Susan B. Katz for sending me a free copy in exchange for an honest review