No Truth Without Ruth: The Life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

No Truth Without Ruth: The Life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg
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Age Range
4+
Release Date
February 27, 2018
ISBN
978-0062560117
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From award-winning author Kathleen Krull comes an empowering picture book biography—with dazzling illustrations from artist Nancy Zhang—about the second female justice of the Supreme Court, Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg may be 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.

In this inspiring picture book from award-winning author Kathleen Krull and artist Nancy Zhang, readers will learn about Ruthless Ruthie—a warrior for equality, defender of justice, and a trailblazer for girls everywhere.

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It's never too early to expose your child to the simple truths of women’s history
Overall rating
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
As an adult woman, I don’t really remember a time when women couldn’t do the things they wanted to do just because they happened to be female. We are so privileged today to have the same freedoms as men, even though our struggle for equality still continues in many ways. But the young girls and women of today are even further removed from the struggles of our mothers, grandmothers and great-grandmothers than previous generations. It is more important than ever that our girls understand where their rights came from. That they understand and are educated about the women who fought for their right to be more than someone’s wife and someone’s mother. For their right to chase their dreams.
It is so important for all of our children to be exposed to positive forces for change, like Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who fought an upward battle to become a Supreme Court Judge during a time when women were expected to remain in the home. She was a trailblazer. And we can never forget the trailblazers who made much of the freedoms we enjoy today possible.
That is why books like No Truth Without Ruth are so necessary. Perfect for children as young as four, it is never too early to expose your child to the simple truths of women’s history.
No Truth Without Ruth is beautifully illustrated, and the age appropriate text allows young children to grasp Ruth’s experiences while still enjoying the tone of storytelling. Recommended for children ages 4 – 8, this book is perfect for school libraries as well as a powerful addition to your child’s home library. ?
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