Remembering Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Readers Advisory

An icon for generations of women who fought for equality, Ruth Bader Ginsburg was known for her fiery dissents and thoughtful opinions. The following are recent books and media sources about this remarkable jurist, to recommend to readers of all ages looking to learn about or revisit her legacy

The late Ruth Bader Ginsburg (1933-2020) possessed one of the finest legal minds of her time. She was the second woman appointed to the Supreme Court and the first woman to lie in state at the U.S. Capitol. An icon for generations of women who fought for equality, she was known for her fiery dissents and thoughtful opinions. The following are recent books and media sources about this remarkable jurist, to recommend to readers of all ages looking to learn about or revisit her legacy.

Conversations with RBGConversations with RBG: Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Life, Love, Liberty, and Law. Jeffrey Rosen. Holt. 2019. ISBN 9781250235169. $28.
One-on-one conversations between RBG and constitutional scholar James Rosen, which covers all aspects of her life and judicial experiences.

Decisions and Dissents of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: A Selection (Penguin Liberty #2). Corey Brettschneider. Penguin. 2020. ISBN 9780143135111. $15.
A portable collection of RBG's writing on gender equality, reproductive rights, and other legal opinions, ideal for gift-giving.

I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes her Mark. Debbie Levy and Elizabeth Baddeley. S. &. S. Bks. for Young Readers. 2016. ISBN 9781481465595. $18.99.
An introduction to the life and significance of RBG for preschoolers to third graders.

The Legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. ed. by. Scott Dodson. Cambridge Univ. 2015. ISBN 9781107062467. $29.99.
A collection of essays honoring Ginsburg's work on behalf of women's rights and equality that is most appropriate for legal professionals.

My Own WordsMy Own Words. Ruth Bader Ginsburg. S. &. S. 2016. ISBN 9781501145247. $30.
Compiles RBG's writings about her childhood, role models, and life inside the Supreme Court.

The RBG Way: The Secrets of Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Success. (Women in Power) Rebecca Gibian. Skyhorse. 2019. ISBN 9781510749580. $19.99.
Provides insights in Ginsburg's thoughts on such issues as women's rights, bravery, and changing society.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: A Life. Jane Sherron de Hart. Knopf. 2018. ISBN 9781400040483. $35.
Richly detailed; the most comprehensive biography on Ginsburg to date, covers all aspects of her life and career.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: A Life in American History. (Women Making History) Nancy Hendricks. ABC-CLIO. 2021. ISBN 9781440874215. $63.
Includes many primary sources to place RBG's life and work in historical context.

Notorious RBGNotorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Carmon, Irin & Shana Knizhnik. Harper Collins. 2015. ISBN 9780062415837. $25.99.
Perspectives on Ginsburg's court opinions illustrated with cartoons and poems, especially recommended for general readers.

Sisters in Law: How Sandra Day O' Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World. Linda Hirshman. Harper 2015. ISBN 9780062238467. $28.99.
Compulsively readable dual biography of the first two female Supreme Court justices and the challenges they encountered in this male-dominated culture.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: In Her Own Words. (In Their Own Words). Helena Hunt. Agate B2. 2018. ISBN 9781572842496. pap. $11.95.
Includes 300 of RBG's most memorable quotes, culled from interviews and court opinions.

The Unstoppable Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Antonia Felix. Sterling. 2018. ISBN 9781454933328. $29.95.
Includes 130 photos of RBG, and famous quotes from her legal opinions, published in honor of her 25th anniversary as a Supreme Court Justice.

RBG: Hero Icon Dissenter. Magnolia Home Entertainment, magpictures.com. DVD UPC 876964016223. $26.98; Blu-ray UPC 876964016315. $29.98.
Film includes interviews with friends, her children, and court room dialogue.

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