Monday, August 1, 2016

Alex Award Watch: Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsberg by Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik


Our Alex Award Watch posts focus on highlighting books from the adult section that may appeal to older teens. 


Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsberg by Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik

It's sometimes hard to imagine our President or the Vice President or a Supreme Court judge at home, away from their offices. Ruth Bader Ginsberg is known to us by her words, her dissents and her majority opinions. We know that she's a woman on a bench where the vast majority of the other judges have been men. But, how did she achieve a position on the highest court in the country? Notorious RBG sheds light on who she was before she was a Supreme Court justice and how much she had to fight to even be considered for the position.

From her time being one of only nine women in her class at Harvard Law, Ruth Bader Ginsberg has been no stranger to standing up for what and who she believes in. This book takes you step by step through her moves towards the bench and the many times when society's expectation of women tried to get in her way.

If you are looking for a book that will inspire you and make you want to work towards your goals a little harder, this super engrossing biography is a must read!





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