RBG – “Reading is the key that opens doors to many good things in life. Reading shaped my dreams, and more reading helped me make my dreams come true.”

As we mourn the loss of Ruth Bader Ginsberg, we celebrate her life and many accomplishments. RBG was on the federal bench for twenty-five years. She was the second female and first Jewish female to serve on the United Sates Supreme Court and was the longest serving Jewish justice ever. RBG was a leading voice for gender equality, women’s rights and civil liberties, and she will be the first woman in history to lie in state at the US Capitol.

“Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.”  

To learn about her life, here are some book suggestions about Ruth Bader Ginsberg to add to your collection.

RBG in Books

My Own Words By Ruth Bader Ginsberg

I Dissent by Debbie Levy (for younger readers)

Notorious RBG by Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik

Conversations with RBG: Ruth Bader Ginsberg on Life, Love Liberty and Law by Jeffrey Rosen

Sisters In Law by Linda Hirshman

Ruth Bader Ginsberg: A Life by Jane Sherron De Hart

Who Is Ruth Bader Ginsberg by Patricia Brennan Demuth (for children)


Stream “RBG” the documentary on Hulu or Amazon Video.

Stream “On the Basis of Sex” on Sling or Amazon Prime.

RBG Merchandise

Fight For the Things You Care About RBG Shirt

RBG Bobblehead

RBG Dissent Collar

Fun Facts:

Q: Why did Ruth Bader Ginsberg wear a collar known to be called a dissent collar?

A: RBG wore a white lace collar when she disagreed with a decision being handed down by the Supreme Court.

Q: What does “When There Are Nine” mean?

A: RBG quote: “When I’m sometimes asked ‘When will there be enough (women on the Supreme Court)?’ and my answer is: ‘When there are nine.’ People are shocked. But there’d been nine men, and nobody’s ever raised a question about that.”

Q: How did RBG get the nickname Notorious BIG?

A: Check out this BUSTLE article HERE.

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