From the Book Jacket: Sandra Day O'Connor is one of the most influential-and controversial-women of today. In 1981, she was the first woman named to the United States Supreme Court, and since then, her rulings have helped to shape and interpret the laws of our nation. From her childhood on an Arizona ranch to her days as a young lawyer, Justice O'Connor has always fought for what she believed in: legal representation for the poor, clear mental health laws, and fair working conditions for men and women. Her opinions are not always popular, but Justice O'Connor continues to live by the words she tells the young people she meets: "The individual can make things happen." Praise for the Women of Our Time® series: "A series of uniform excellence." -Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books Ages 7-11
As the artist behind the beloved Peanuts comic strip for more than 50 years, Charles Schulz--arguably the most famous cartoonist in the world--created a colorful cast of characters that continues to bring humor and comfort to millions of readers. In this distinctively designed yet highly accessible book, renowned children's biographer Beverly Gherman traces both the life events that shaped Schulz's art and the various ways in which art influenced his life in return. Acclaimed by artists ranging from Andrew Wyeth to Mo Willems, the artistic elements of Schulz's work are brought to life in a colorful layout and thoroughly explored in an enchanting text that will draw in even the most reluctant readers.
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