This book tells the story of Justice Ginsburg's life and career. Interspersed with the narrative are compelling accounts of landmark cases focused on human rights issues -- racial equality, gender equality for both women and men, same-sex marriage, student rights, privacy -- showing Justice Ginsburg, the U.S. legal system, and our Constitution at work. More than a chronological overview, the book offers an in-depth portrayal of an iconic jurist on and off the bench.
Sydney Taylor Silver Medal:
"...high literary standards while authentically portraying the Jewish experience."
Grand Canyon Reader Award:
Nominated for the Tween nonfiction category, 2021
A Mighty Girl 2019 Books of the Year:
Named one of the the year's best books for teens
Kirkus Starred Review:
School Library Journal:
"...successfully weaves together information about [RBG's] life and major court cases in which she had significant influence."
Sojourner Truth chose her new name as she walked down a New York State highway one day in 1843, thus beginning a remarkable career as a sojourner – a traveler – and a bringer of truth to the American people. This book tells the story of a remarkable woman who began her life as an enslaved newborn, who walked away from that condition when she was about 30 years old, who successfully sued to get her enslaved son back from Alabama, and who became a highly sought-after speaker on the need for emancipation as well as the equality of women.