Book Review: Free to Be Ruth Bader Ginsburg: The Story of Women and Law by Teri Kanefield.
Armon Books, 2016
What an amazing book! This biography of the second woman ever to sit on the US Supreme Court shows how a single woman implemented sweeping changes that made life better for so many people.
From an early age, it was clear that Ginsburg was brilliant. Even though the legal profession allowed women only in a tiny number of select (i.e., low-level) roles, this woman rose through hard work and dedication to the highest court in the land.
Offering more than simply a narrative of Ginsburg’s life, Kanefield harnesses the strong prose for which she is known to draw a compelling portrait of a woman who continued to reach for her dream despite all the odds.
Considering the current political and social climate, Free to Be offers a true story of triumph and hope to every reader concerned about where America might go now.
Kanefield is a prolific author who has written a number of biographies. She is also an exceptional fiction author; a different blog post that reviewed one of her lovely novels can be found here.