|Pages/Publication Date:||208 / 2019|
Ruth Bader Ginsberg has always stood up for fairness and equality. As an attorney, a federal judge, and a Supreme Court justice, she earned her reputation as a dissenter by speaking up for victims of injustice, even when it meant challenging social norms. Written for readers 12 to adult, this Sydney Taylor Honor Book tells the story of RBG's life and career, while providing details about how our Constitution and our legal system work. Woven through the narrative are accounts of landmark cases—several of them involving teenaged students—that focused on human rights issues like racial or gender equality, same-sex marriage, student rights, and privacy.
"[The book] brings both protagonists and issues to life, deftly situating each case in its historical context; the result is far more than just a biography or history."—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)