She Dissents

Recently, we’ve received lots of beautiful books containing stories of amazing women in the world: Ada Lovelace, Joyce Chen, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, just to name a few. Ruth is the clear favorite, though. In I Dissent, Debbie Levy and Elizabeth Baddeley have created a compelling and enriching narrative of RBG’s life in picture-book form. It is a serious book, and assumes seriousness on the part of its readers. It’s been around for several months now, and Ros seems to periodically remember that it’s there and subsequently request that it be read to her multiple times a day for a while, before getting distracted by some other (usually inferior) book.

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Ros's library choices this week, ranked

Good thing Ros doesn’t care at all whether I like a book or not - and yes, that really is a good thing! My powers of suggestibility are rapidly dwindling, and my authority to veto exists only if I want to fight for it, which at bedtime, I don’t. She doesn’t get a lot of choices, so I respect that she wants to exercise as much control in this arena as she can get her hands on.

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