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RBG's Brave and Brilliant Women: 33 Jewish Women to Inspire Everyone

By Joly Herman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Inspirational female role models handpicked by RBG.

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Fascinating in its breadth and depth, this historical picture book explores the contributions of known and unknown Jewish female heroes. RBG's Brave and Brilliant Women: 33 Jewish Women to Inspire Everyone, begins in ancient times with a prophet and matriarch from the Old Testament and spans the ages to mention the first Jewish female astronaut. History books have overlooked many of these women whose acheivements shaped the world as we know it -- including groundbreaking social activists, mathemeticians, musicians, and physicists whose influence were left out of history books. But RBG remembered, and she pushed to have these stories told.

The women in this book are Jewish, and those not familiar with Jewish customs might get their first taste of traditions in this book. But the themes of perseverance, courage, and breaking barriers is universal. It's an accomplished woman's list of her own role models, those who faced similar obstacles and discrimination as she did. She drew from their strength, and thought them inportant enough to pass on their accomplishments, as told in this book, as part of her legacy.

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