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Examines the life of the first woman Supreme Court justice, including her childhood, early career, and work as a judge
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Grade 6-9-- An accurate depiction of the life and career of the first woman Supreme Court justice. Successfully interwoven into the biography is a basic introduction to the U. S. judiciary system and O'Connor's stands on important and controversial issues. The portrayal of her efforts to overcome obstacles faced because she was female and her abilities to balance a high-powered career and a family life will set a positive example for all young women in similar situations. The narrative is readable but not very lively. Distinct black-and-white photographs in many instances are not placed to directly augment the text, leading to confusion. Similar in scope but more personalized biographies include Justice Sandra Day O'Connor (Messner, 1985) by Judith Bentley, Mary Virginia Fox's Justice Sandra Day O'Connor (Enslow, 1983), and Equal Justice (Dillon, 1985) by Harold and Geraldine Woods. Younger children will want to read Carol Greene's Sandra Day O'Connor: First Woman on the Supreme Court (Childrens, 1982). For libraries needing more titles on O'Connor, Huber's book will do nicely. --April L. Judge, Thousand Oaks Library, CA
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Book Description Chelsea House Pub. LIBRARY BINDING. Condition: New. 1555466729 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.0637371
Book Description Chelsea House Pub, 1990. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1555466729
Book Description Chelsea House Publications, 1990. Library Binding. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX1555466729