The Story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg (The Story Of)

by Susan B Katz (Author)

The Story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg (The Story Of)
Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade
Series: The Story Of

Inspire kids ages 6 to 9 to fight for what's right, just like Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Learn the story of how Ruth Bader Ginsburg became the second woman ever to serve as a judge on the Supreme Court of the United States. Before she fought for equal rights and made history, Ruth was a curious kid who loved to read stories about strong women. In school, Ruth wished girls could have as many opportunities as boys. She soon learned that by studying and working hard, she could change her life―and the world.

Of all the Ruth Bader Ginsburg children's books, this one really lets you explore how she went from a Jewish girl during World War II to one of the most celebrated leaders in America.

Helpful glossary―Find definitions for the more advanced words and ideas in the book.

Visual timeline―Newly independent readers can check out visual timelines of Ruth's amazing progress.

Lasting change―Learn about how Ruth has made the world a better place for future generations, including you!

Get inspired by this standout among Ruth Bader Ginsburg children's books for grades 1-2.

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Review quotes

"Inspirational reading—and much more. Katz, through the story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, has built the perfect how-to manual to be the best that anyone can be: loyal to principles, open to compassion and social justice, and fully devoted to your profession." —F. Isabel Campoy, Award-winning author (

"Susan has a wonderful ability to tackle hard topics like the discrimination Ruth Bader Ginsburg faced during her life and career and make them understandable to a young audience. Her thought-provoking sidebars invite readers to put themselves in Ruth's shoes and see the world through a wider lens. Bright illustrations round out this inspiring look at an important woman of our time." —Brandi Dougherty, New York Times best-selling children's book author

"Readers will be engaged from the first page of this book about the exemplary life of a woman who opened doors for a new generation of law professionals. Her vision, persistence, and influence in the interpretation of human conduct will permeate the courts into the future." —Alma Flor Ada, award-winning author, speaker, and educator (

"Katz's ability to deftly present difficult issues like anti-Semitism, sexism, and gender discrimination in an age-appropriate way makes this book unique. By not papering over these formidable obstacles, young readers will see that, while they may encounter altogether different roadblocks, no path to greatness is without them. A must-read for any young boy or girl who dreams of doing big things." —Dave Keane, author of Who Wants A Tortoise?, Sloppy Joe, and the Joe Sherlock: Kid Detective series

Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Rockridge Press
Publication date
September 20, 2021
The Story Of
BISAC categories
JNF007120 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | Women
JNF007070 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | Political
JNF023000 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Girls & Women
Library of Congress categories
Picture books
United States
Women judges
Ginsburg, Ruth Bader

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