The New York Public Library Pays Tribute to Ruth Bader Ginsburg

By September 22, 2020News, Political

This week the US has been rocked by the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Supreme Court Judge, Feminist Icon, and general bad ass. Ruth Bader Ginsburg is an iconic figure and by any measure lived a remarkable life fighting for causes from the Civil Rights Movement, to Women’s rights in work and at home.

For readers, Ruth Bader Ginsburg is what happens when you unleash your inner bookworm, we’ve had a design in store dedicated to the judge for a while now and it’s always proved popular with readers, and this week the New York Public Library paid tribute with a list of Books that Celebrate the Life & Legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Here are some of those.

My Own Words – Ruth Bader Ginsburg

My Own Words “showcases Ruth Ginsburg’s astonishing intellectual range” (The New Republic). In this collection Justice Ginsburg discusses gender equality, the workings of the Supreme Court, being Jewish, law and lawyers in opera, and the value of looking beyond US shores when interpreting the US Constitution. Throughout her life Justice Ginsburg has been (and continues to be) a prolific writer and public speaker. This book’s sampling is selected by Justice Ginsburg and her authorized biographers Mary Hartnett and Wendy W. Williams, who introduce each chapter and provide biographical context and quotes gleaned from hundreds of interviews they have conducted.

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg: A Life – Jane Sherron de Hart

In this comprehensive, revelatory biography—fifteen years of interviews and research in the making—historian Jane Sherron De Hart explores the central experiences that crucially shaped Ginsburg’s passion for justice, her advocacy for gender equality, and her meticulous jurisprudence. At the heart of her story and abiding beliefs is her Jewish background, specifically the concept of tikkun olam, the Hebrew injunction to “repair the world,” with its profound meaning for a young girl who grew up during the Holocaust and World War II.

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Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg – Irin Carmon

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg never asked for fame―she has only tried to make the world a little better and a little freer.

But nearly a half-century into her career, something funny happened to the octogenarian: she won the internet. Across America, people who weren’t even born when Ginsburg first made her name as a feminist pioneer are tattooing themselves with her face, setting her famously searing dissents to music, and making viral videos in tribute.

Notorious RBG, inspired by the Tumblr that amused the Justice herself and brought to you by its founder and an award-winning feminist journalist, is more than just a love letter. It draws on intimate access to Ginsburg’s family members, close friends, colleagues, and clerks, as well an interview with the Justice herself.

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The Case of RBG Vs Inequality – Jonah Winter

Written for children, The Case of RBG Vs Inequality is structured as a court case in which the reader is presented with evidence of the injustice that Ginsburg faced, Ruth Bader Ginsburg is the true story of how one of America’s most “notorious” women bravely persevered to become the remarkable symbol of justice she is today.

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I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark – Debbie Levy

Get to know celebrated Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg—in the first picture book about her life—as she proves that disagreeing does not make you disagreeable!

Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has spent a lifetime disagreeing: disagreeing with inequality, arguing against unfair treatment, and standing up for what’s right for people everywhere. This biographical picture book about the Notorious RBG, tells the justice’s story through the lens of her many famous dissents, or disagreements.

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That’s just a handful of the suggestions on the list, but you can see the entire list and the NYPL tribute to Ruth Bader Ginsburg here.



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