Ruth Objects: The Life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Ruth Objects: The Life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Ruth Objects: The Life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Written by Doreen Rappaport & illustrated by Eric Velasquez
6 - 10
Reading age
Page count
Words per page
Lexile measure
Feb 11, 2020
Publication date

Buy from other retailers


What's This Book About

Publisher Summary

Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a trailblazer. A fighter. And a public servant who has dedicated her life to the pursuit of equality.When Ruth was a young girl, her mother encouraged her to read, be independent, and stand up for what she thought was right. Ruth graduated first in her class at Cornell University and tied for top of her graduating class at Columbia Law School. But she faced prejudice as both a woman and a Jew, making it difficult to get a job. Ruth eventually found work as a law clerk, and her determination, diligence, and skill led to a distinguished career as a lawyer. In 1993, she became the second woman ever appointed to the United States Supreme Court. As a Supreme Court justice, Ruth has inspired fierce admiration and faced fervent opposition for her judgments in high-profile cases, many of which have involved discrimination. She has been lauded for her sharp wit and boldness, even when her opinions differ from that of the majority.As a student, teacher, lawyer, and judge, Ruth often experienced unfair treatment. But she persisted, becoming a cultural icon, championing equality in pay and opportunity. Her brilliant mind, compelling arguments, and staunch commitment to truth and justice have convinced many to stand with her, and her fight continues to this day.This installment of the award-winning Big Words series brings a legendary figure into focus with Doreen Rappaport’s incisive prose combined with Ruth’s own words. Eric Velasquez’s dynamic illustrations infuse every scene with life in a moving tribute that will inspire young justice seekers everywhere.

What Kind of Book is Ruth Objects: The Life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg





    Book Lists That Include This Book

    The Creatives Behind the Book

    What Has Doreen Rappaport Said About This Book

    Nothing yet! Let Doreen Rappaport know that you want to hear from them about their book.

    What Has Eric Velasquez Said About This Book

    Nothing yet! Let Eric Velasquez know that you want to hear from them about their book.

    More Books From These Creatives

      picture • 48 Pages
      Abe's Honest Words
      Doreen Rappaport, Kadir Nelson
      picture • 40 Pages
      Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
      Doreen Rappaport, Bryan Collier
      picture • 32 Pages
      Touch the Sky: Alice Coachman, Olympic High Jumper
      Ann Malaspina, Eric Velasquez
      picture • 40 Pages
      Elizabeth Started All the Trouble
      Doreen Rappaport, Matt Faulkner
      picture • 48 Pages
      Schomburg: the Man Who Built a Library
      Carole Boston Weatherford, Eric Velasquez
      picture • 32 Pages
      A Sweet Smell of Roses
      Angela Johnson, Eric Velasquez
      picture • 32 Pages
      The Rain Stomper
      Addie Boswell, Eric Velasquez
      chapter • 128 Pages
      42 Is Not Just a Number
      Doreen Rappaport
      picture • 48 Pages
      Dirt on Their Skirts: The Story of the Young Women who Won the World Championship
      Doreen Rappaport, Lyndall Callan, E. B. Lewis
      picture • 40 Pages
      Octopus Stew
      Eric Velasquez
      picture • 32 Pages
      Twice as Good: The Story of William Powell and Clearview, the Only Golf Course Designed, Built, and Owned by an African American
      Richard Michelson, Eric Velasquez
      picture • 48 Pages
      The Other Mozart: The Life of the Famous Chevalier de Saint-George
      Eric Velasquez
      View more

    Other Books You Might Enjoy If You Liked This Book

      picture • 40 Pages
      I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark
      Elizabeth Baddeley, Debbie Levy
      picture • 40 Pages
      Kamala Harris: Rooted in Justice
      Nikki Grimes, Laura Freeman
      picture • 40 Pages
      Turning Pages: My Life Story
      Sonia Sotomayor, Lulu Delacre
      picture • 48 Pages
      Just Like Beverly: A Biography of Beverly Cleary
      David Hohn
      picture • 40 Pages
      The Oldest Student: How Mary Walker Learned to Read
      Rita Lorraine Hubbard, Oge Mora
      picture • 40 Pages
      Soldier for Equality: José de la Luz Sáenz and the Great War
      Duncan Tonatiuh
      picture • 40 Pages
      Here Come the Girl Scouts!
      Shana Corey, Hadley Hooper
      picture • 48 Pages
      Game Changers: The Story of Venus and Serena Williams
      Lesa Cline-Ransome, James E. Ransome
      picture • 40 Pages
      The Funniest Man in Baseball: The True Story of Max Patkin
      Audrey Vernick, Jennifer Bower
      picture • 48 Pages
      The Eye That Never Sleeps
      Marissa Moss, Jeremy Holmes

    Book Details

    Publication Date
    February 11, 2020
    Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
    Page Count
    Words Per Page
    Reading Age
    6 - 10 years
    Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
    Lexile® Level
    Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
    ATOS® Book Level
    Accelerated Reader® Points
    Accelerated Reader Quiz
    Accelerated Reader Interest Level

    Contribute to this page

    Core Score - 90%

    So, SO close to perfection!

    Depth Score - 15%

    Just the barebones.

    Improve this page

    Are you the author or illustrator? Claim your book.


    Book Clubs

    Follow Bookroo