Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 2nd Edition
Iconic Supreme Court Justice
From the Series Gateway Biographies
In 1993 Ruth Bader Ginsburg became the second female justice to serve on the United States Supreme Court. This honor for Ginsburg also marked a turning point for women in the field of law. Ginsburg had endured great adversity to achieve her Supreme Court appointment. As a Jewish woman coming of age in the 1950s, she dealt with not only anti-Semitism but also gender discrimination. And even though she graduated first in her class, she received no job offers.
When she finally secured a position, Ginsburg quickly rose through the legal ranks, eventually becoming a Rutgers University professor and arguing women’s rights cases for the American Civil Liberties Union. As a judge on the US Court of Appeals in the 1980s and early 1990s, she wrote more than three hundred opinions and earned a reputation as a consensus builder. Follow Ginsburg’s journey to Supreme Court Justice, and learn how she advocated for treating people equally under the law until her death in 2020.
|Interest Level||Grade 4 - Grade 8|
|Reading Level||Grade 5|
|Category||5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Narrative Nonfiction, Diverse Books: Feminism, Diverse Books: Social Justice, Diversity|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Lerner Publications ™|
|Number of Pages||48|
Author: James Roland
James Roland is a lifelong journalist who found his niche covering education and health. In his spare time, he loves writing books for children. James lives in Sarasota, Florida, with his wife and three children. They are all history and Scrabble buffs who love to gather at the table, make each other laugh, and share the details of their day.
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