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Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

     by Carmon, Irin

Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Ruth Bader Ginsburg was appointed to the Supreme Court in 1993. This fun examination into her life is not quite a graphic novel but it has that feel. Filled with timelines, stories, pictures and photographs, this breezy biography looks at the lighter side of RBG's life while still telling her story. Ginsburg's experiences as a female law student in the late 1950s, her work on gender discrimination cases and her methodical approach to changing minds and attitudes in order to change laws are all impressive. She advocates slow incremental changes to policy rather than fast drastic change, believing that people need to be convinced slowly allowing political positions to evolve over time; otherwise, change is alienating rather than uniting.  

This is an easy read for young and old alike but especially for RBG's huge following of millennials. The authors are young, hip and smitten by RBG and they used the internet, specifically Tumblr, to turn an 83-year-old Supreme Court justice into a pop culture icon.

Reviewed by sw, 09/17. Other reviews by sw.