Monday, November 7, 2016

I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark

I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark by Debbie Levy and illustrated by Elizabeth Baddeley

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Growing up I always understood and knew that I was going to college after high school just like my mother and grandmother. But this was not the understanding for most girls growing up during the 1930s.  Ruth Bader was a daughter of immigrants. Everyday her father went to work and her mother stayed home to raise her. But Ruth’s mother was very smart. She recognized that Ruth was smart too and made sure to take Ruth to the library to read as much as possible and she expected Ruth to have good grades in school.  After high school Ruth went to college unsure of what she wanted to do and study. After hearing in class that lawyers have the ability to defend people and protest against unjust laws she knew what she would study. She would become a lawyer and not let anyone tell her that she couldn't or shouldn't because she was a married Jewish woman with children. Not only did she become a lawyer but she became one of the most successful and respected lawyers in the country. This led her to one of the most important jobs in our country...the United States Supreme Court.  To learn more about Ruth Bader Ginsburg visit To learn more about the United States Supreme Court visit Brain POP to watch some very good videos or visit

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