Online Chat with the Author of a New Book on Justices O’Connor and Ginsburg
Time: 8:00 p.m. ET
Location: Online (You just need to register.)
Calling all members! Join AAUW’s ¡Adelante! Book of the Month Club in celebrating Women’s History Month by reading Sisters in Law, Linda Hirshman’s dual biography of Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The book not only “tells the life stories of the nation’s first female justices, but it is as much about how we got to the present juncture with respect to women’s legal rights.”
Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg — “Republican and Democrat, Christian and Jew, western rancher’s daughter and Brooklyn girl” — prove that there is tremendous strength in difference. As the publisher describes it, these justices “have transformed the United States itself, making it a more equal place for all women. Hirshman’s dual biography combines legal detail with warm personal anecdotes that bring these very different women into focus as never before. Meticulously researched and compellingly told, it is an authoritative account of our changing law and culture and a moving story of a remarkable friendship.” The book is more relevant than ever as we urge the president and the Senate to fill the current vacancy on the Supreme Court and prepare for rulings in pivotal cases affecting women and girls.
Female authors are much less likely than male authors to have their books reviewed in major publications like the New York Times and Harper’s Magazine. That’s why we created the ¡Adelante! Book of the Month Club: to spotlight engrossing stories and writing by women from all backgrounds. We also connect our members to some of the authors we feature through web discussions. Stay in the know about upcoming ¡Adelante! events, or create your own book club.
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