From award-winning author Kathleen Krull comes an empowering, inspiring picture book biography--with dazzling illustrations from artist Nancy Zhang--about the second female justice of the Supreme Court, Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
This picture book biography is the story of Ruthless Ruthie, a warrior for equality, a tireless defender of justice, and an inspiring trailblazer for girls everywhere.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg may have been one of the most respected women in the United States, but her recognition is nothing short of hard-won. For years before becoming a justice of the Supreme Court, Ruth had to fight the notion that being female meant that she was less smart, less qualified, and less worthy of attention than her male counterparts. Throughout college, law school, and her work life, she faced discrimination--because she was a woman.
But it was in her fight for equality as a lawyer that she made an imprint on American history, by changing the way the law dealt with women's rights and by showing people that unfairness to women wasn't just a female problem--that it negatively affected men and children, too.
This picture book biography of Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a strong choice for the classroom and for sharing at home.
About the Author
Kathleen Krull is well known for her innovative, award-winning nonfiction for young people, including Lives of the Explorers, Lives of the Musicians, and all other books in this popular series illustrated by Kathryn Hewitt. She is also the author of Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez, illustrated by Yuyi Morales, as well as The Beatles Were Fab (and They Were Funny) and Lincoln Tells a Joke: How Laughter Saved the President (and the Country), both co-written with Paul Brewer and illustrated by Stacy Innerst. She lives in San Diego, California. Visit her online at kathleenkrull.com.
Nancy Zhang is a painter, photographer, designer, and, now, children's book illustrator. Her work has been featured in China's Harper's Bazaar, Vogue, Elle, and Cosmopolitan magazines. She lives and works in Berlin, Germany. To learn more about Nancy and her body of work, visit her online at www.nancy-zhang.com.
"Large, colorful illustrations complement and highlight the text. Zhang captures the look and style of each era in Ginsburg's life. Employing a strongly admiring tone and accessible language, the author emphasizes Ginsburg's struggles, strengths, and triumphs. Informative, well-told biography."--Kirkus Reviews