Ketanji Brown Jackson
First Black Woman on the US Supreme Court
From the Series Gateway Biographies
From the time she sat coloring next to her father while he studied for law school, Ketanji Brown Jackson was interested in the US legal system. She became a star student, attended Harvard University, and chased her goal of one day getting a judicial appointment. Jackson believes the courts are a tool to further individual rights and justice for all Americans, a value she has carried across her diverse career. Learn more about Jackson’s journey and how it led her to become the first Black woman justice on the US Supreme Court.
|Interest Level||Grade 4 - Grade 8|
|Reading Level||Grade 5|
|Category||5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Narrative Nonfiction|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Lerner Publications ™|
|Number of Pages||48|
Author: Heather E. Schwartz
When Heather E. Schwartz was thirteen years old, she tracked down several lead orphans from the 1983 movie "Annie" and interviewed them by phone. As an adult, she realized she could apply those same early instincts to a career as a journalist and writer. She is the author of more than 35 nonfiction children's titles, published by Lerner Publishing Group, Capstone Press, Teacher Created Materials, Lucent Books, and Tangerine Press, a Scholastic imprint. She has written articles for National Geographic Kids and Discovery Girls. In addition, she developed the content for KidsGetArthritisToo.org, the juvenile section of the Arthritis Foundation's website. Other credits in the children's market include articles for Teen, Girls' Life, and All About You magazines. Additionally, Ms. Schwartz is a former editor at Bridal Guide magazine, co-author of Bridal Guide Magazine's How to Choose the Perfect Wedding Gown (Warner, 2004), and contributor to The Takeout Cookbook (Knock Knock 2007).
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“In Ketanji Brown Jackson, readers will encounter a person of quality whose groundbreaking appointment to her nation’s highest court is an inspirational story worth knowing about. Reviewer Rating: 4” –Children’s Literature