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14 Kids Books About Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Looking for a list of the best children's books about Ruth Bader Ginsburg (RBG)?

We’ve gathered the very best informative, entertaining, and inspiring kids books about Ruth Bader Ginsburg in this book list geared for ages 0 - 12. Ruth is a popular female role model, and for good reason! As the second female U.S. Supreme Court justice and a women who has long stood for equality, we can all learn a lot from Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

This list is a compilation of board, picture, and chapter books, so try toggling to the specific age group to get a more filtered list geared for readers of specific ages. The board books on this list are great for little ears to learn about this strong female leader from the get-go. A favorite of ours is definitely “I Look Up To… Ruth Bader Ginsburg” for its engaging illustrations and simple layout of Ruth’s admirable qualities, with an impactful quote from Ruth about every-other-page.

The picture and chapter books increase in the amount of information and facts about Ruth and her life. The book “When Ruth Bader Ginsburg Chewed 100 Sticks of Gum” is an especially powerful group read aloud focusing on Ruth’s upbringing, and “I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark” beautifully conveys the meaning and importance of the disagreements Ruth has had throughout her life and how she stands up for her beliefs. If you’re looking for a more in-depth biography of Ruth’s life, try the chapter book “Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.”

Whether you’re looking for a book all about Ruth, or a book about women role models that include Ruth, we’ve got you covered. Let us know if there are any other titles you would add!

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When Ruth Bader Ginsburg Chewed 100 Sticks of Gum
Written by Mark Andrew Weakland & illustrated by Daniela Volpari
Thoughts from B is for Bookworm
This picture book mostly focuses on the history of Ruth's childhood, though there's an Afterward that talks more about Ruth's life after she married. I loved the fun-facts about Ruth and the insights this little biography presented, and the illustrations are fabulous--super unique and so well done.
picture book
Recommend Ages: 8-11

Ruth Bader Ginsburg was the second woman justice to serve on the Supreme Court. But do you know what she was like as a child? Strong role models and encouragement to be herself led Ruth to speak her mind and to stand up for equality. This playful story of her childhood will help young readers connect with a historic figure and will inspire them to want to achieve greatness.

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Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls
Written by Elena Favilli & illustrated by Francesca Cavallo
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 5-10

A children’s book that reinvents fairy tales, inspiring girls with the stories of 100 great women from Elizabeth I to Serena Williams.

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This Little Dreamer: An Inspirational Primer
Written by Joan Holub & illustrated by Daniel Roode
board book
Recommend Ages: 3-5

Learn all about dreamers who changed history in this engaging and hopeful board book perfect for dreamers-in-training!

In this sixth book in the This Little series, now even the youngest readers can learn all about important people in history who dared to dream big for a better future! Highlighting ten memorable dreamers who paved the way, parents and little ones alike will love this inspirational primer full of fun, age-appropriate facts and bold illustrations.

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I Look Up To... Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Written by Anna Membrino & illustrated by Fatti Burke
Thoughts from B is for Bookworm
This board book introduces Ruth through sharing a few of her admirable qualities, like leadership, strength, and smarts. There are inspiring and articulate quotes from Ruth about every-other-page, and the descriptive illustrations are playful and creative. Such a great board book about a great female role model.
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

If you can see it, you can be it! Introduce your child to your role models with this series of inspirational board books.

It’s never too early to introduce your child to the people you admire! This board book distills Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s excellent qualities into deliciously illustrated little baby-sized bites, with text designed to share and read aloud.

Each spread highlights an important trait, and is enhanced by a quote from RBG herself. Kids will grow up hearing the words of this influential woman and will learn what YOU value in a person!

The I LOOK UP TO . . . series aims to shine a spotlight on women making a difference in the world today, and to encourage young kids to follow in their footsteps!

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Little Feminist Picture Book
Written by Mudpuppy and Yelena Moroz Alpert & illustrated by Lydia Ortiz and Patrick Rafanan
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-10

Celebrate 25 amazing women throughout history with Mudpuppy’s Little Feminist Picture Book. With easy to process words by Yelena Moroz Alpert and colorful illustrations by Lydia Ortiz and Patrick Rafanan, this book is the perfect way to introduce young children to these inspiring women. Features artists, scientists, politicians, athletes and much more!

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  • Who Is Ruth Bader Ginsburg? - Introducing the latest addition to the Who HQ program: board book biographies of relevant and important figures, created specifically for the preschool audience! The #1 New York Times Bestselling Who Was? series expands into the board book space, bringing age-appropriate biographies of influential figures to readers ages 2-4. The chronology and themes of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s meaningful life are presented in a masterfully succinct text, with just a few sentences per page. The fresh, stylized illustrations are sure to captivate young readers and adults alike. With a read-aloud biographical summary in the back, this age-appropriate introduction honors and shares the life and work of one of the most influential supreme court justices of our time.

  • I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark - 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.

  • Who Is Ruth Bader Ginsburg? - You’ve probably seen her on t-shirts, mugs, and even tattoos, well, now that famous face graces the cover of our latest Who Is? title. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is famous for her stylish collars (called jabots) and her commanding dissents. This opera-loving New Yorker has always spoken her mind; as a young lawyer, RBG advocated for gender equality and women’s rights when few others did. She gained attention for the cases she won when arguing in front of the Supreme Court, before taking her place on the bench in 1993. Author Patricia Brennan Demuth answers all the question about what makes RBG so notorious and irreplaceable

  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg - To become the first female Jewish Supreme Court Justice, the unsinkable Ruth Bader Ginsburg had to overcome countless injustices. Growing up in Brooklyn in the 1930s and ‘40s, Ginsburg was discouraged from working by her father, who thought a woman’s place was in the home. Regardless, she went to Cornell University, where men outnumbered women four to one. There, she met her husband, Martin Ginsburg, and found her calling as a lawyer. Despite discrimination against Jews, females, and working mothers, Ginsburg went on to become Columbia Law School’s first tenured female professor, a judge for the US Court of Appeals, and finally, a Supreme Court Justice. Structured as a court case in which the reader is presented with evidence of the injustice that Ginsburg faced, Ruth Bader Ginsburg is the true story of how one of America’s most “notorious” women bravely persevered to become the remarkable symbol of justice she is today.

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Notorious RBG Young Readers' Edition: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Written by Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-12

The New York Times bestselling biography Notorious RBG—whose concept originated with a Tumblr page of the same name—is now available in a vibrant, full-color young readers’ edition.

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has become an icon to millions. Her tireless fight for equality and women’s rights has inspired not only great strides in the workforce but has impacted the law of the land. And now, perfect for a younger generation, comes an accessible biography of this fierce woman, detailing her searing dissents and powerful jurisprudence.

This entertaining and insightful young readers’ edition mixes pop culture, humor, and expert analysis for a remarkable account of the indomitable Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Heroine. Trailblazer. Pioneer.

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No Truth Without Ruth: The Life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Written by Kathleen Krull & illustrated by Nancy Zhang
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

From award-winning author Kathleen Krull comes an empowering picture book biography—with dazzling illustrations from artist Nancy Zhang—about the second female justice of the Supreme Court, Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg may be one of the most respected women in the United States, but her recognition is nothing short of hard-won. For years before becoming a justice of the Supreme Court, Ruth had to fight the notion that being female meant that she was less smart, less qualified, and less worthy of attention than her male counterparts. Throughout college, law school, and her work life, she faced discrimination—because she was a woman.

But it was in her fight for equality as a lawyer that she made an imprint on American history, by changing the way the law dealt with women’s rights and by showing people that unfairness to women wasn’t just a female problem—that it negatively affected men and children, too.

In this inspiring picture book from award-winning author Kathleen Krull and artist Nancy Zhang, readers will learn about Ruthless Ruthie—a warrior for equality, defender of justice, and a trailblazer for girls everywhere.

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg (You Should Meet)
Written by Laurie Calkhoven & illustrated by Elizabet Vukovic
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 6-8

Get to know Ruth Bader Ginsberg, the inspiring Supreme Court justice, in this fascinating nonfiction Level 3 Ready-to-Read, part of a series of biographies about people “you should meet!”

Meet Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Also known as the notorious RBG, Ginsberg is only the second female Supreme Court justice in America’s history. She has spent her entire life fighting for equal rights for all, especially women. RBG is a true superhero and young readers are sure to love getting to know her.

A special section at the back of the book includes extras like the history of the Supreme Court and how to become a lawyer. With the You Should Meet series, learning about amazing people has never been so much fun!

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A Is for Awesome!: 23 Iconic Women Who Changed the World
Written by Eva Chen & illustrated by Derek Desierto
board book
Recommend Ages: 1-3

Why stick with plain old A, B, C when you can have Amelia (Earhart), Malala, Tina (Turner), Ruth (Bader Ginsburg), all the way to eXtraordinary You―and the Zillion of adventures you will go on?

Instagram superstar Eva Chen, author of Juno Valentine and the Magical Shoes, is back with an alphabet board book depicting feminist icons in A Is for Awesome: 23 Iconic Women Who Changed the World, featuring spirited illustrations by Derek Desierto.

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Dissenter on the Bench: Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Life and Work
Written & illustrated by Victoria Ortiz
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 12-18

The life and career of the fiercely principled Supreme Court Justice, now a popular icon, with dramatic accounts of her landmark cases that moved the needle on legal protection of human rights, illustrated with b/w archival photographs.

Dramatically narrated case histories from Justice Ginsburg’s stellar career are interwoven with an account of RBG’s life—childhood, family, beliefs, education, marriage, legal and judicial career, children, and achievements—and her many-faceted personality is captured. The cases described, many involving young people, demonstrate her passionate concern for gender equality, fairness, and our constitutional rights. Notes, bibliography, index.

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