The Life and Times of Ruth Bader GinsburgBook - 2015
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In an illustrated biography of the feminist icon and legal pioneer, readers can get to know the Supreme Court Justice and fierce Jewish grandmother, who has changed the world despite our struggle with the unfinished business of gender equality and civil rights, standing as a testament to what a l... Read More »
Presents an illustrated biography of the feminist icon and legal pioneer who has changed the world, especially in the realms of gender equality and civil rights.
Recommended by San Francisco District 2 Supervisor Catherine Stefani - This entertaining and insightful young readers edition mixes pop culture, humor, and expert analysis to deliver a remarkable account of the indomitable Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Heroine. Trailblazer. Pioneer.
Read the love letter about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Unknowingly recruited as a spokesperson for feminism, the book describes her journey to the Supreme Court, through letters, illustrations, photos, and annotated dissents.
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I think that men and women, shoulder to shoulder, will work together to make this a better world. Just as I don’t think that men are the superior sex, neither do I think women are. I think that it is great that we are beginning to use the talents of all of the people, in all walks of life, and that we no longer have the closed doors that we once had.
"I just try to do the good job that I have to the best of my ability and I really don't think about whether I'm inspirational. I just do the best I can." - RBG 2015
“I’m going to tell you the secret of a happy marriage: It helps sometimes to be a little deaf.” (advice from RBG’s mother-in-law)… “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.” - p. 32
“The pedestal upon which women have been placed has all too often, upon closer inspection, been revealed as a cage.” - p. 57
“Generally, change in our society is incremental, I think. Real change, enduring change, happens one step at a time.” - p. 60
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