I Dissent

  • Title: I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark
  • Author: Debbie Levy
  • Illustrator: Elizabeth Baddeley
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
  • Publication year: 2016
  • Brief Summary: From Simon & Schuster-“Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has spent a lifetime disagreeing: disagreeing with inequality, arguing against unfair treatment, and standing up for what’s right for people everywhere. This biographical picture book about the Notorious RBG, tells the justice’s story through the lens of her many famous dissents, or disagreements.”
  • Ideas for using this book in classroom or library –I think this book could be used along with Shirley Chisholm Dared because both books show young readers powerful, strong diverse women leaders in government. This book could be used in a history class, or in a civics or government class while children are learning about the fundamentals of how our government works.
  • Whatever additional notes you’d like to add about this book and why you liked or didn’t like it –While this book was published in 2016, before Ginsburg’s death in 2020, I still think that this book would be useful in a school library. The first few pages of acknowledgements shows that the author, Debbie Levy, was given helpful notes on the book by Ginsburg herself. There is a two-page summary of historical facts and real photographs of Ginsburg’s life, a note on the Supreme Court Cases referenced, and a bibliography. I think I would add this book to my Best 50 list.

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