Local authors pen book on women of the Supreme Court

Written by on February 26, 2020

Local authors pen book on women of the Supreme Court

By Brittany Sweeney

Feburary 26, 2020

Photo | Brittany Sweeney / WLVR

A new children’s book, written by two local authors, tells the stories of the girls who became the women of the Supreme Court.

WLVR’S Brittany Sweeney takes us to the book’s launch party.

“Growing Up Supremely” was written by Nichola Gutgold , a professor at Penn State Lehigh Valley and Jessica Armstrong a lawyer for St. Luke’s Health Network.

The authors read aloud about the 4 women of the Supreme Court to the children of the Swain School in Salisbury Township when they launched the book, Friday.

Gutgold says she interviewed 3 of the 4 female justices for her research.

“I think so often women are left off the history book pages, and I have taken upon myself to make sure that doesn’t happen,” she says.

Gutgold and co-author Armstrong are passionate about telling the justices’ stories and say they’re hoping to visit additional schools and bookstores to share more about the women of the supreme court.

Brittany Sweeney WLVR News.

“Growing Up Supremely” took more than a year to complete. It’s now available online and in local bookstores.

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