Ruth Objects: The Life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Doreen Rappaport (Author) Eric Velasquez (Illustrator)

Product Details

$18.98  $17.46
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publish Date
February 11, 2020
10.0 X 11.1 X 0.5 inches | 1.1 pounds

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About the Author

&lt div&gt &lt b&gt Doreen Rappaport&lt /b&gt 's nonfiction and historical fiction books have been acclaimed for their meticulous research and varied literary styles. She is the recipient of the &lt i&gt Washington Post&lt /i&gt -Children's Book Guild lifetime achievement award for the writing of nonfiction. Among her many award-winning biographies are &lt i&gt Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.&lt /i&gt, 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 &lt i&gt Abe's Honest Words: The Life of Abraham Lincoln&lt /i&gt, 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 /div&gt &lt BR&gt &lt BR&gt &lt div&gt &lt b&gt Eric Velasquez &lt /b&gt 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, &lt i&gt The Piano Man&lt /i&gt 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 &lt i&gt Our Children Can Soar&lt /i&gt, which he collaborated on with 12 notable illustrators of children's literature. Eric also wrote and illustrated &lt i&gt Grandma's Records&lt /i&gt and its follow-up &lt i&gt Grandma's Gift&lt /i&gt, which won the 2011 Pura BelprΓ© Award for illustration and was nominated for a 2011 NAACP Image Award. His latest book, &lt i&gt Schomburg: The Man Who Built a Library&lt /i&gt 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 div&gt &lt /div&gt &lt /div&gt


Praise for Ruth Objects
"Velasquez's arresting jacket portrait of Ginsburg, superimposed on a facsimile of the U.S. Constitution, conveys a woman of purpose; Rappaport's biography, largely focused on Ginsburg's work for gender equality, reinforces this first impression."--Horn Book

"Insightful and fascinating."
--Kirkus Reviews

"[A] well-researched picture book biography."
--Publishers Weekly