February Book Club Discussion | Sisters in Law: How Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World

Feb Book club 2016

Written by Linda Hirshman (2015)

Date & Time:

Wednesday, February 24, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
February 23, 2016 from Noon - 1 and February 24, 2016 from Noon - 1.


Luann Dummer Center for Women (OEC 103)



The February 23 from noon - 1 discussion will be facilitated by Liz Dussol and Dr. Kari Zimmerman. The February 24 from noon - 1 discussion will be facilitated by Dr. Young-ok An and Dr. Kathleen Winters.

About the book:

The relationship between Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg—Republican and Democrat, Christian and Jew, western rancher’s daughter and Brooklyn girl—transcends party, religion, region, and culture. Strengthened by each other’s presence, these groundbreaking judges, the first and second to serve on the highest court in the land, have transformed the Constitution and America itself, making it a more equal place for all women.Hirshman’s dual biography includes revealing stories of how these trailblazers fought for their own recognition in a male-dominated profession—battles that would ultimately benefit every American woman. She also makes clear how these two justices have shaped the legal framework of modern feminism, including employment discrimination, abortion, affirmative action, sexual harassment, and many other issues crucial to women’s lives. Meticulously researched and absorbingly told, it is an authoritative account of our changing law and culture, and a moving story of a remarkable friendship.

The book club titles for this year’s book club have been purchased and loaded on the UST libraries’ Kindles. The Kindles are available for checkout from the OSF Library on the main campus for UST students, faculty and staff for a period of 3 weeks.  You can find additional information regarding the Kindles and a comprehensive title list here<http://www.stthomas.edu/libraries/books/kindles/> or on the library’s website.

The library also either already owns or has ordered the print editions for each title in this years’ book club as to help provide additional access for book club members. We also have two copies in the center we are able to lend out.

Thank you and don’t forget to check out this year’s dates for discussion and finalized book club list here:   https://www.stthomas.edu/ldcw/eventsprograms/bookdiscussions/


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