Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara, Judit Orosz (illustrator)
Frances Lincoln Children’s Books
Published 21 September 2021
The Little People, Big Dreams has become a well recognised and much loved series of stories about famous and influential people. These beautifully packaged books are as beautiful to look at as they are to caress in your hands. Children love reading their approachable stories as much as adults do. When I saw the latest publication featuring Ruth Bader Ginsburg I knew it was a title I wanted to read before passing it onto our students.
While RBG might be a bit of a social phenomenon, I didn’t know much of the details about her life and her story. Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara does a wonderful job of pulling out the highlights from Ruth’s childhood and career. She often refers to her as Little Ruth and reflects on the impact of her mother and her encouragement to learn as much as she could. The soft illustrations and childlike appearance of the characters, even into adulthood, by Judit Orosz are the perfect offset to the story.
After her unfortunate passing last year, this is a well timed book to share the story of a remarkable woman and her legacy.
The publishers provided an advanced readers copy of this book for reviewing purposes. All opinions are my own.
Category: Picture book
Subject: Non fiction
Themes: Biography, politics, women and girls, people, United States, lawyers
Reading age guide: Ages 4 to 7
Published: 21 September 2021 by Frances Lincoln Children’s Books
Format: Hardcover. 46 pages.