Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg - Young Readers' Edition

by Irin Carmon

Other authorsKathleen Krull (Author.), Shana Knizhnik (Author.)
Book, 2017



Call number

J 799 CAR


New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2017


Presents an illustrated biography of the feminist icon and legal pioneer who has changed the world, especially in the realms of gender equality and civil rights.

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LibraryThing member sweetiegherkin
This is a young readers' edition of the adult nonfiction book of the same title. Having not read the original book, I can't evaluate how well this book compares, but it is pretty solid on its own. It presents an account of Ruth Bader Ginsburg's life from childhood to the present, touching on
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important people, events, and cases in her life. Even with being a "young readers" edition, this book contains a lot of information. However, there is occasionally a section that seems to be abrupt. For instance, it's mentioned how RBG returned to work soon after a cancer-related treatment, yet the diagnosis of her cancer prior to this is not touched upon at all.

Throughout the book, an ongoing theme is how RBG has fought / is fighting for human rights, particularly in regards to gender equality. The main text is broken up by little sidebars, such as a page about RBG's exercise routine. It is also peppered with illustrations, from photographs of RBG to images of fun and quirky RBG paraphernalia (e.g., online memes). Sometimes these illustrations are more pertinent to the concurrent text than other times. All in all, this is an interesting read for those who enjoy reading about recent history or anything regarding legal contexts and/or equality.
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