Dissenter on the Bench: Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Life and Work (Hardcover)
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A 2020 Sydney Taylor Honor Book
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.
About the Author
Victoria Ortiz graduated from Barnard College and the City University of New York Law School. She has worked as a high school teacher, as a college teacher, as an attorney, and as dean of students at several law schools. Her published work includes Spanish for Lawyers (2012), a unique manual for law students and lawyers who need to discuss legal matters in this useful language. Now retired, Ms. Ortiz lives in the Bay Area with her wife.
"[A] narrative that brings both protagonists and issues to life, deftly situating each case in its historical context; the result is far more than just a biography or history." — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"[A]ccessible and engaging....A straightforward and up-to-date biography about a groundbreaking American icon." — School Library Journal
"[C]lear, straightforward....An absorbing introduction to Ginsburg and her achievements." — Booklist
"[A] good introduction to Ginsburg’s life, along with being a fine primer for studying the United States Constitution." — Horn Book Magazine