Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s life is to be chronicled in a new graphic novel, “Becoming RBG: Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Journey to Justice,” written by Debbie Levy with art by Whitney Gardner. The 256-page book, aimed at readers aged 10 and up, will follow Ginsburg, from her childhood in 1930s Brooklyn, to her appointment to the Supreme Court of the United States in 1993. It will be published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers on November 5, 2019.
The book is the latest in a recent number of projects exploring Ginsburg’s life, following the 2015 New York Times bestseller Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Debbie Levy, a former lawyer and newspaper editor, previously wrote the award-winning 2016 picture book I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark, which was illustrated by Elizabeth Baddeley and also published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. Whitney Gardner is a graphic novelist based in Victoria, British Columbia, whose previous books were the middle-grade “Fake Blood,” and the young adult-aimed “You’re Welcome, Universe” and “Chaotic Good.”
“Becoming RBG: Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Journey to Justice” is now available to pre-order: you can get a first look at the book’s interior pages at Bustle, who have an exclusive excerpt on Ginsburg’s childhood nickname “Kiki.”