I Dissent

I Dissent

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Made Her Mark

Book - 2016
Average Rating:
Rate this:
Traces the achievements of the celebrated Supreme Court justice through the lens of her many famous acts of civil disagreement against inequality, unfair treatment, and human rights injustice.
Publisher: New York :, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers,, [2016]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781481465595
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Baddeley, Elizabeth - Illustrator


From Library Staff

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 ... Read More »

This beautifully illustrated children's book begins with the childhood of Ruth Bader. The book follows her life path, including her professional achievements and contributions to American law alongside her personal life.

From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment
ArapahoeTina Apr 27, 2020

Loved this story of RBG's origins and would recommend this to ANYONE—young girls, adolescent boys, teens, adults, grandmas, grandpas—everyone should read this book and be inspired!

Jul 22, 2019

Wonderful kids-friendly biography about the one and only RBG. Everyone should read this!

JCLStefanieE May 22, 2019

A brilliant biography about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. An inspiring look at her life, her actions, and her fight for the rights of all. Perfect for reading together as a family.

Jul 28, 2018

great bio for all people of any age
see also: Rbg documentary

May 01, 2018

An excellent biography of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Very inspiring and educational for kids.

Feb 10, 2018

Read this to you 8-12 year-olds- male and female. All good stuff between the covers here.

Aug 15, 2017

Disagreeable, NO! Determined, YES! This inspiring biography for kids traces Ruth Bader Ginsberg's life from a determined little girl through her service as our first Jewish woman Supreme Court judge. Along the way we see her breaking old patterns of racial and sexual discrimination in schools, jobs and public accommodation. The illustrations by Elizabeth Baddeley are vibrant and fun. This book can introduce children to historical injustices and alert them to recognise instances of discrimination in today's world.

Apr 05, 2017

Giving us snippets of her life from childhood to present, this biography clearly illustrates how Ruth Bader Ginsburg fights for equal justice for all as a member of the Supreme Court. The book contains positive messages about dissenting, being capable no matter your race/gender, and acceptance of who you are. An inspiring biography for all ages (although geared toward the elementary-aged).

JCLBeckyC Feb 24, 2017

What a fantastic biography! I love this book because it shows how feminism isn't just for women and girls, but for men and boys. My favorite scene is the one where Justice Ginsburg, her husband, Martin, and their children Jane and James are seated at the dinner table enjoying a gourmet meal that Martin--an accomplished attorney AND an expert in French cuisine--has prepared for the family. The point: when women who wish to are allowed to have careers outside the home, men who desire to focus their attention on domestic life have an opportunity to do so, too. I also appreciate how the book touches on the friendship between Justice Antonin Scalia and Justice Ginsburg, who enjoyed each other personally despite their professional differences. Highly recommended for both boys and girls, and anyone else with an interest in law, politics, social justice, and U.S. history.

Jan 14, 2017

This book made me teary in a good way! I like the book's positive message about disagreeing with unfair policies and conditions around us, and I learned something that I didn't know before: Justice Ginsburg wears a different lace collar when she dissents. Also, despite her frequent, strong disagreements with Justice Scalia, she was able to put their differences aside and have a strong friendship with him, traveling and enjoying themselves together. She really is a dynamite lady!


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at MenloPark

To Top