Tuesday, December 13, 2016

I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark

This story is powerfully told and the big takeaway for me is that we can disagree without disliking each other.  From the beginning, Ruth Bader Ginsburg had strong opinions about right and wrong (and right and left).  I can wholly relate to her protest at school when she was encouraged to write with her right hand even though she was left handed.  The exact same thing happened to me.  In my class, there was a statistically inordinate number of left handed students and the teacher decided that just couldn’t be right (get it?!).  She had us in the hallway to drill writing with our right hands, just to check.  In the end I was, and still am, left handed.  Elizabeth Baddeley’s word art helps enhance the story with the words of dissent and disagreement jumping right off the page.  RBG overcame adversity to earn her seat on the Supreme Court and continues to serve our country there to this day.

Title: I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark
Author: Debbie Levy
Illustrator: Elizabeth Baddeley
Published 2016 by Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers

This copy was received from the publisher to review.

1 comment:

  1. I loved the way she followed a single--and important!--theme through Ginsburg's life. So effective.