I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her MarkThroughout her life, Ruth Bader Ginsburg has fought for the things she cares about, pushing back against bias, racism, sexism. This is a timely book to share with children, that will lead to many conversations about how we can protest for the things we believe in.
by Debbie Levy
illustrated by Elizabeth Baddeley
Simon & Schuster, 2016
winner of 2017 Sydney Taylor Book Award
Your local library
*best new book*
|"She has objected. She has resisted. She has dissented.|
Disagreeable? No. Determined? Yes.
|"She didn't get what she wanted...|
Ruth was learning that sometimes life was like that."
I especially love the interplay between words, pictures and story in this picture book biography. Kids love passionately declaring their positions, and Levy uses powerful, stirring action words: objected, resisted, protested, persisted. Baddeley incorporates these into her illustrations with bold graphic design.
Levy ends this biography with a look at Ginsburg's work serving on the Supreme Court, standing up for "fairness and equality." Above all else, Ruth Bader Ginsburg shows how disagreeing with others in a logical, well-reasoned, persistent way can help change minds.
I Dissent has been awarded the 2017 Sydney Taylor Book Award by the Association of Jewish Libraries. This is one of the best picture book biographies I have read this year. The review copy was kindly sent by the publishers, Simon & Schuster. If you make a purchase using the Amazon links on this site, a small portion goes to Great Kid Books. Thank you for your support.
©2017 Mary Ann Scheuer, Great Kid Books