Review: I Dissent

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I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark

Author: Debbie Levy

Illustrator: Elizabeth Baddeley

Published in 2016 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark is the inspiring and powerful story of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She grew up surrounded by prejudice and discrimination under severe societal expectation that women are to aspire to be wives and mothers rather than pursue higher education. Ruth Bader Ginsburg disagreed and fought against these injustices. Her hard work and determination carried her through law school and a successful career of protesting inequality and pushing for social justice. This book contains wonderfully engaging illustrations and multiple pages at the end with more information about her life and important cases. It is an empowering must-read to learn about a heroic and strong figure who makes a significant impact by resisting unfair treatment and demanding justice.

Additional Resources:

Interview with author Debbie Levy:

http://cynthialeitichsmith.blogspot.com/2016/11/author-interview-debbie-levy-on-i.html

Interview with author Debbie Levy about inspiration and information for I Dissent:

http://deborahkalbbooks.blogspot.com/2016/10/q-with-debbie-levy.html

Ruth Bader Ginsburg biography, with a bibliography for additional reading:

https://jwa.org/encyclopedia/article/ginsburg-ruth-bader

Ruth Bader Ginsburg biography from the History Channel:

http://www.history.com/topics/womens-history/ruth-bader-ginsburg

Supreme Court Justices biographies:

https://www.supremecourt.gov/about/biographies.aspx

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