Book reviews / Non fiction

Book review: I dissent

I Dissent is a children’s book about the US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

This isn’t so much a book review as a way to tag that I’ve finished another Read Harder 2019 book.  This time it was number 22 on the list: A children’s or middle grade book (not YA) that has won a diversity award since 2009. And this book won a heck of a lot of awards.

But it’s delightful! It’s clearly a really quick read but I did learn some things! For example, that the first supreme court case she argued for as a lawyer was Frontiero v. Richardson  which argued for the benefits that were automatically conferred to the spouses of a male member of the armed forces should be the same for when was a female member of the armed services. WHICH IT WASN’T AT THE TIME. Which blew my mind. The 1970s are like another universe.

Anyway,  if you have young people who need a book of a brilliant person, definitely get this one.

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