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This collection of biographies of brave and brilliant Jewish female role models--selected in collaboration with Ruth Bader Ginsburg and including an introduction written by the iconic Supreme Court justice herself-- provides young people with a roster of inspirational role models, all of whom are Jewish women, who will appeal not only to young people but to people of all ages, and all faiths.
The fascinating lives detailed in this collection--more than thirty exemplary female role models--were chosen by Ruth Bader Ginsburg, or RBG, as she was lovingly known to her many admirers. Working with her friend, journalist Nadine Epstein, RBG selected these trailblazers, all of whom are women and Jewish, who chose not to settle for the rules and beliefs of their time. They did not accept what the world told them they should be. Like RBG, they dreamed big, worked hard, and forged their own paths to become who they deserved to be.
Future generations will benefit from each and every one of the courageous actions and triumphs of the women profiled here. Real Wonder Women, the passion project of Justice Ginsburg in the last year of her life, will inspire readers to think about who they want to become and to make it happen, just like RBG.
About the Author
Nadine Epstein is an award-winning journalist and editor-in-chief of Moment Magazine. She is the founder of the Role Model Project, created in memory of Justice Ginsburg to help young people identify and select role models. Epstein lives in Washington, DC.
Bee Johnson is an illustrator living and working in Queens, New York. Her illustrations have appeared in places such as The New York Times, National Geographic, and The Washington Post. As the mother of two young daughters and a long-time admirer of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, she took special pleasure in illustrating the many women of purpose and strength in this book. You can visit her online at beejohnson.com.
“Fascinating in its breadth and depth . . . the themes of perseverance, courage, and breaking barriers is universal.” —CommonSenseMedia (online)
“With clearly written, succinct text and exquisite art, this is an inspiring collection. —Booklist, starred review
“. . . unique in its vast historical and global scope. An exceptional resource . . . read from cover to cover or just flipped through for ideas and inspiration.” —SLJ, starred review
"Highly recommended." —Jewish Book Council