Friday, November 4, 2016

Debbie Levy

Debbie Levy's latest children's picture book is I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark. Her other books include Imperfect Spiral, We Shall Overcome: The Story of a Song, and The Year of Goodbyes.

From her Q&A with Deborah Kalb:

Q: Why did you decide to write a children's book about Ruth Bader Ginsburg?

A: I think RBG is such a great role model for kids! She’s been dissenting from creaky old ideas and objecting to unfairness since she was a kid herself, and she’s been a change-maker and a path-breaker through her disagreements.

Of course, there’s disagreeing and there’s disagreeing, as we’ve been made way too aware in this political season. There’s flailing, insulting, divisive disagreeing. Not to mention willfully uninformed disagreeing.

And there’s Ruth Bader Ginsburg, whose approach to the proper, productive way to disagree and make change in our society is...[read on]
Learn more about the book and author at Debbie Levy's website and blog.

My Book, The Movie: Imperfect Spiral.

Coffee with a Canine: Debbie Levy and Toby.

--Marshal Zeringue