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I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark

Written by Debbie Levy & illustrated by Elizabeth Baddeley
Published by Simon & Schuster
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This phenomenal picture book biography does an incredible job capturing Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s courageous spirit. Even at a young age, she stood up for what she believed in and challenged policies she considered to be erroneous. She overcame bias and became a successful lawyer who earned a seat as a Supreme Court Judge. She fights hard for the rights of the underprivileged and when she disagrees with the legal views of the other judges, she writes compelling arguments, one of which was so persuasive, it convinced Congress and the president to undo the court’s rulings. Filled with stirring artwork and fascinating facts about Ruther Bader Ginsburg, this is an inspiring picture book biography that should not be missed! There is also a detailed author’s note and bibliography that provides additional information about this remarkable woman.

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Get to know celebrated Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg—in the first picture book about her life—as she proves that disagreeing does not make you disagreeable! Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has spent a lifetime disagreeing: disagreeing with inequality, arguing against unfair treatment, and standing up for what’s right for people everywhere. This biographical picture book about the Notorious RBG, tells the justice’s story through the lens of her many famous dissents, or disagreements.

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  • “Disagreeing does not make a person disagreeable!”

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Who Wrote I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark

Debbie Levy

Debbie Levy is no stranger to powerful nonfiction narratives for children. She is the author of We Shall Overcome: The Story of a Song, Dozer’s Run: A True Story of a Dog and His Race, and a number of other nonfiction and fiction titles. She is a former lawyer and newspaper editor. She currently lives in Maryland with her husband.

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Who Illustrated I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark

Elizabeth Baddeley

Elizabeth Baddeley is an award winning illustrator of such notable titles as: I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark, A Woman in the House (and Senate): How Women Came to the United States Congress, Broke Down Barriers, and Changed the Country, Women Who Broke the Rules: Mary Todd Lincoln, and The Good Fight: The Feuds of the Founding Fathers (and How They Shaped the Nation) among others. Elizabeth has been honored by Communication Arts, American Illustration, 3x3 Magazine, Print and The Society of Illustrators for which she received a gold medal for her Swimmer Girls series.

Elizabeth resides in Kansas City, Missouri with her husband and small menagerie. Besides her keen interest in hand lettering and politics, Elizabeth’s hobbies include embroidery and collecting vintage class photos. Her dog Franklin was recently named: Most Improved in his obedience class.

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Debbie Levy's Book Dedication

For Ruth Bader Ginsburg, whose work and example have paved the way for so many of us, and in memory of Jutta Salzberg Levy, my mother and own personal way-paver.

Elizabeth Baddeley's Book Dedication

To my mom and dad.

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September 20, 2016
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Set in Caxon and handlettered.
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