SCOTUS justice gets her own coloring book

WASHINGTON— There’s a Ruth Bader Ginsburg coloring book.

Local coloring book artist and illustrator Tom F. O’Leary’s latest work is “The Ruth Bader Ginsburg Coloring Book: A Tribute to the Always Colorful and Often Inspiring Life of the Supreme Court Justice Known as RBG.”

O’Leary calls it a homage to Ginsburg’s surprising ascendancy to pop culture stardom.

Silver Spring-based Gumdrop Press, which published the coloring book, says it highlights many of Ginsburg’s achievements during her life, both as a private woman and as a public champion of women’s civil rights.

Facing each coloring page is a description of the accomplishment, biographical event, or personality trait depicted.

“Although publicly Ginsburg absolutely embodies the sober and respectable attitudes and behaviors we expect from a Supreme Court Justice, her fancy lace jabots, tongue-in-cheek admission of public intoxication, and revelation of potentially embarrassing personal details have all humanized her, and in my opinion are exactly the reason we find her so accessible as a pop culture icon,” O’Leary says.

Some of the Ginsburg coloring pages include her championing of female reproductive rights in the 1960s and 1970s, her hugging President Barack Obama after his first speech to Congress in 2009, her dozing off during Obama’s 2015 State of the Union address and her performance in full costume as an extra in an opera.

O’Leary’s other recent works include a Donald Trump coloring book and a Hilary Clinton coloring book.

The Ruth Bader Ginsburg coloring book is for sale on Amazon.

Jeff Clabaugh

Jeff Clabaugh has spent 20 years covering the Washington region's economy and financial markets for WTOP as part of a partnership with the Washington Business Journal, and officially joined the WTOP newsroom staff in January 2016.

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