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Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Irin Carmon, Shana Knizhnik, Ping Zhu (illustrator)

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★★★★

I saw another review do this, but I totally agree:

5 stars for the woman, 3 stars for the book

The pedestal upon which women have been placed has all too often, upon closer inspection, been revealed as a cage.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a modern woman before her time.

She was a lawyer, a mother, a wife, and a supreme court justice – all during a time when women were expected to sit down and be quiet.

Sometimes people say unkind or thoughtless things, and when they do, it is best to be a little hard of hearing—to tune out and not snap back in anger or impatience.

Her gentle but instant manner instituted lifelong change for all women living in America.

“Real change, enduring change, happens one step at a time.”

Whether it be legal access to birth control or the right to equal pay, she was there, every step of the way.

For some reason, people repeatedly have asked RBG when she thought there would be enough women on the court. The question is asinine, her answer effective: ‘When there are nine.”

Overall, I was stunned by the story but not the actual book.

On the one hand, I have never heard of the “Notorious RBG” book until I stumbled upon this one on my local library.

The more I read about her, the more amazed that I was.

She campaigned for women’s (and men’s) rights so thoroughly and so wonderfully that many (many) of the freedoms we take for granted are due to her.

It is beyond impressive and I thank her profoundly for all that she’s done.

That being said, the book felt a little odd.

A little disjointed, a little weird on the flow. I wish it was smoother and a bit less dry – especially considering how exciting everything was.

Interested in this one from Irin Carmon Shana Knizhnik & Ping Zhu? Buy it here:  Amazon

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