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Great book with a lot of high level academic language for children! I read this book to my third grade students and they all really enjoyed it. The bright pictures and the bold text really make words pop and give children (and adults) something to ground themselves with as they read. The repetition of the words "I dissent" as well as using it along with other similar words (she disagreed, she did not concur, etc. ) is a GREAT way to challenge students to use different, more colorful language without being overwhelming. I will warn teachers that there is a page that has in bold (because it’s a quote) "The female sex is . .." and while it uses this speech to be more formal/in the times of the story, students are bound to catch the word and giggle. No worries though because it still has a great primary message about girl power and standing up for what you believe is right. There’s even a secondary message towards the end about being able to respectfully disagree with someone and not have it ruin a friendship. I would definitely recommend it! (And the pictures and content pairs nicely with the book, Separate Is Never Equal) Check it out!
From School Library Journal Gr 3–5—Ruth Bader Ginsburg grew up in a time different from today; girls were taught to aspire to be wives and mothers—not study at college and become lawyers. This picture book biography of Justice Ginsburg traces her achievements in the field of law back to her girlhood years, emphasizing for readers the importance of dissent in the face of an unequal society. Students will delight as they watch a young Ginsburg “protest” being forced to write with her right hand (she was left-handed) and “object” to being made to take home economics instead of shop class. The text goes on to briefly cover her high school, college, and law school years, as well as her marriage to Martin Ginsburg and the birth of her two children. The majority of the narrative focuses on Ginsburg’s law career, her entry into the U.S. Supreme Court, and her work as an associate justice. The writing is appropriately succinct for its intended audience and is nicely complemented by Baddeley’s richly illustrated cartoonish drawings. The use of colorful and bold typography to highlight words such as protest, object, dissent, disagree, and agree injects life into the work. Back matter includes photos of Ginsburg, more information on her life and the Supreme Court cases alluded to in the text, and a bibliography with quotation sources. VERDICT This dynamic offering is an essential purchase that will be useful for completing assignments as well as for pleasure reading.—Rebecca Gueorguiev, New York Public Library
I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark Hardcover – September 20, 2016 by Debbie Levy (Author) Review
I bought this for my 2-year old nephew. I figure it is never too early to make him a little feminist. I’m giving it to him for Christmas and I’m sure he won’t appreciate it for a few more years – but it makes me smile and the message is fantastic. Very well done book. -Read Reviews-
What an excellent children’s book about the life of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Gindsburg. Ginsburg fought for equality for women and for marginalized racial groups. Ginsburg’s mother wanted her daughter to be educated in a time where few women went to college and especially Law school. Ruth Bader Ginsburg and her family encountered prejudice because they were Jewish. I didn’t know that before I read I Dissent! I admire Ruth Bader Ginsburg and I am inspired by her story. She hasn’t retired yet. That says a lot about her, I think.
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