Bound To Stay Bound

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 I dissent : Ruth Bader Ginsburg makes her mark
 Author: Levy, Debbie

 Publisher:  Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (2016)

 Dewey: 347.73
 Classification: Biography
 Physical Description: [39] p., col. ill., 29 cm

 BTSB No: 567584 ISBN: 9781481465595
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Ginsburg, Ruth Bader

Price: $22.28

A biographical picture book about Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

 Illustrator: Baddeley, Elizabeth

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Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 4.40
   Points: .5   Quiz: 184771
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 3-5
   Reading Level: 4.40
   Points: 3.0   Quiz: 69559

   Kirkus Reviews (06/01/16)
   School Library Journal (+) (07/01/16)
 The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (A) (00/10/16)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 07/01/2016 Gr 3–5—Ruth Bader Ginsburg grew up in a time different from today; girls were taught to aspire to be wives and mothers—not study at college and become lawyers. This picture book biography of Justice Ginsburg traces her achievements in the field of law back to her girlhood years, emphasizing for readers the importance of dissent in the face of an unequal society. Students will delight as they watch a young Ginsburg "protest" being forced to write with her right hand (she was left-handed) and "object" to being made to take home economics instead of shop class. The text goes on to briefly cover her high school, college, and law school years, as well as her marriage to Martin Ginsburg and the birth of her two children. The majority of the narrative focuses on Ginsburg's law career, her entry into the U.S. Supreme Court, and her work as an associate justice. The writing is appropriately succinct for its intended audience and is nicely complemented by Baddeley's richly illustrated cartoonish drawings. The use of colorful and bold typography to highlight words such as protest, object, dissent, disagree, and agree injects life into the work. Back matter includes photos of Ginsburg, more information on her life and the Supreme Court cases alluded to in the text, and a bibliography with quotation sources. VERDICT This dynamic offering is an essential purchase that will be useful for completing assignments as well as for pleasure reading.—Rebecca Gueorguiev, New York Public Library - Copyright 2016 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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