Ruth Objects: The Life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Big Words)
by Doreen Rappaport ill by Eric Velasquez
This generously-sized picture book celebrates the life and legacy of the second woman to serve as a Supreme Court Justice.
Using her trademark format, biographical narrative interspersed with appropriate quotations, Rappaport recounts important events in the life of this influential woman.
The U.S Constitution serves as a backdrop for the cover’s close-up portrait of the Associate Justice. Looking directly into the faces of readers, Ruth is clear-eyed and resolute. Opening pages feature Ruth as a young girl, her childhood filled with books and school activities, music and traditional Jewish observances.
My mother was the bravest and strongest person I have known.
Big Words: Picture Book Series
A variety of illustrators capture the individual’s essence in each of Rappaport’s beautifully presented biographies. The artist's style is appropriate to the subject. The realistic Frederick Douglass portrait is rendered in somber tones. Helen Keller is positioned in profile, rather than a direct full face. John Lennon’s glasses reveal the title in his left lens and a mirrored reflection of the words in his right lens. Each portrait could be a framed work of art. Discover this glorious series.
Captivating life stories. Memorable quotations. Gorgeous art. Stellar series.