Thursday, February 8, 2018

Ruth Bader Ginsberg: The case of R.B.G vs Inequality by Jonah Winter –OPTIONAL

Winter, Jonah Ruth Bader Ginsberg: The case of R.B.G vs Inequality PICTURE BOOK/NON-FICTION. Abrams Books for Young Readers (Abrams), 2017.  $20. 978-1419725593

This book details the life of Ruth Bader Ginsberg as if it was a court case and we the reader were the judges. It takes the reader through the injustices she experienced at every age because she was a woman and Jewish and wanted an education and career. It also details the positions she was able to ascend to. Watery and dark illustrations accompany.

Unfortunately I am comparing this book to the amazing picture book already out called: I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg makes her Mark by Debbie Levy -and this newer book is just not up to par. The illustrations are far superior in I Dissent –especially for engaging younger readers. This book features text that has a very hostile quality to it, which I think would put off readers/listeners that were boys, who would eventually just tune out on how awful men were. Because no matter how you spin it Ginsberg’s life is inspirational, I would rate this as optional. 

EL, MS -OPTIONAL.  Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author

No comments: