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Ruth objects : the life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg / written by Doreen Rappaport ; illustrated by Eric Velasquez.

Rappaport, Doreen, (author.). Velasquez, Eric, (illustrator.).

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library J 921 GIN (Text) 33500013216072 New Available -
Moorhead Public Library J 921 GIN (Text) 33500013216080 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781484747179
  • ISBN: 1484747178
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Los Angeles : Disney Hyperion, 2020

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Summary, etc.:
As a student, teacher, lawyer, and judge, Ruth often experienced unfair treatment. But she persisted, becoming a cultural icon, championing equality in pay and opportunity. Her brilliant mind, compelling arguments, and staunch commitment to truth and justice have convinced many to stand with her, and her fight continues to this day.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 November #2
    Ruth Bader Ginsburg stares out from the cover in an almost life-size portrait, calmly confident and assured, but a Jewish girl raised in Brooklyn in the '30s and '40s was not expected to end up on the U.S. Supreme Court. Through college and law school, as a university professor and a judge, Ginsburg continued to challenge other people's limited expectations. In this picture-book biography, each two-page spread is broken up roughly into two-thirds illustrations and one-third text. Velasquez's striking paintings may fill the whole space or be divided into panels depicting a series of events. The nature of Ginsburg's work is inherently difficult to explain to a young audience, but Rappaport frames many of the justice's court cases around the ideas of fairness, discrimination, and equality, concepts that children generally can recognize. Debbie Levy's similar I Dissent (2016) is told more as a continuous narrative, while this work examines pivotal points in Ginsburg's life. The text is anchored by quotations, effectively communicating Ginsburg's voice and providing insight into her motivations and beliefs. Grades 1-3. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Doreen Rappaport's nonfiction and historical fiction books have been acclaimed for their meticulous research and varied literary styles. She is the recipient of the Washington Post-Children's Book Guild lifetime achievement award for the writing of nonfiction. Among her many award-winning biographies are Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., illustrated by Bryan Collier, a Caldecott Honor Book, Coretta Scott King Honor Book, Orbis Pictus Honor Book, and a Jane Addams Children's Book Award winner; and Abe's Honest Words: The Life of Abraham Lincoln, illustrated by Kadir Nelson, the Library of Virginia's Whitney and Scott Cardozo Award winner, a CCBC Best Book of the Year, and an IRA Teachers' Choice. Doreen lives in upstate New York. Visit her at

Eric Velasquez was born in Spanish Harlem and grew up in Harlem. He earned his BFA from the School of Visual Arts and has been illustrating for over 30 years. He has illustrated over 30 children's books; his first picturebook, The Piano Man by Debbie Chocolate, won the Coretta-Scott King/John Steptoe Award for New Talent. In 2010, Eric was awarded an NAACP Image award for his work in Our Children Can Soar, which he collaborated on with 12 notable illustrators of children's literature. Eric also wrote and illustrated Grandma's Records and its follow-up Grandma's Gift, which won the 2011 Pura Belpré Award for illustration and was nominated for a 2011 NAACP Image Award. His latest book, Schomburg: The Man Who Built a Library by Carole Boston Weatherford, won the 2018 Walter Award and Golden Kite Award and was an International Latino Book Award Honorable Mention. Eric lives and works in New York, where he teaches book illustration at the Fashion Institute of Technology. For more information, please visit his website

Subject: Ginsburg, Ruth Bader > Juvenile literature.
United States. Supreme Court > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Women judges > United States > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Jewish judges > United States > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Judges > United States > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Ginsburg, Ruth Bader.
United States. Supreme Court > Biography.
Women judges > United States > Biography.
Jewish judges > United States > Biography.
Judges > United States > Biography.
Ginsburg, Ruth Bader.
United States. Supreme Court.
Jewish judges.
Women judges.
United States.
Genre: Biographies.
Juvenile works.
Picture books.
Creative nonfiction.

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