Spring 2023

Ketanji Brown Jackson

First Black Woman on the US Supreme Court

From the Series Gateway Biographies

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 8
  • Reading Level: Grade 5

Ketanji Brown Jackson’s journey to the US Supreme Court included service as a law clerk, attorney, federal public defender, and district judge. In 2022 she became the first Black woman to serve on the US Supreme Court. Learn more about her background, history of public service, nomination, and groundbreaking confirmation.

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Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 5
Genre Social Studies
Category 5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Narrative Nonfiction
Copyright 2023
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Lerner Publications ™
Language English
Number of Pages 48
Publication Date 2023-01-01
Text Type Narrative Nonfiction
BISACS JNF007070, JNF007120, JNF030000
Dewey 347.73/2634 [B]
Dimensions 7 x 9
Lexile 1010
Features Bibliography/further reading, Index, Source notes, Teaching Guides, and Timeline

Author: Heather E. Schwartz

When Heather E. Schwartz was thirteen years old, she tracked down several lead orphans from the 1983 movie "Annie" and interviewed them by phone. As an adult, she realized she could apply those same early instincts to a career as a journalist and writer. She is the author of more than 35 nonfiction children's titles, published by Lerner Publishing Group, Capstone Press, Teacher Created Materials, Lucent Books, and Tangerine Press, a Scholastic imprint. She has written articles for National Geographic Kids and Discovery Girls. In addition, she developed the content for KidsGetArthritisToo.org, the juvenile section of the Arthritis Foundation's website. Other credits in the children's market include articles for Teen, Girls' Life, and All About You magazines. Additionally, Ms. Schwartz is a former editor at Bridal Guide magazine, co-author of Bridal Guide Magazine's How to Choose the Perfect Wedding Gown (Warner, 2004), and contributor to The Takeout Cookbook (Knock Knock 2007).

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