Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has spent a lifetime disagreeing with inequality, arguing against unfair treatment, and standing up for what's right for people everywhere. I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark
(Simon and Schuster, 2016), a biographical picture book--the first for young children about Justice Ginsburg's life--tells the justice's story through the lens of her many famous dissents, or disagreements. Award-winning children's book author, Debbie Levy
, demonstrates Ruth Bader Ginsburg's persistence and highlights notable cases in which she was a participant, such as Frontiero v. Richardson (1973), which was an important win for equal rights for women. Debbie Levy has written many powerful nonfiction narratives for children, including We Shall Overcome: The Story of a Song, The Year of Goodbyes: A True Story of Friendship, Family and Farewells, and Dozer's Run: A True Story of a Dog and His Race
. Ms. Levy is a former lawyer and newspaper editor.
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