Justice Drew

Justice Drew

What do Sandra Day O’Connor, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Sonia Sotomayor have in common?

Besides being women nominated for the United States Supreme Court, all three were avid readers of Nancy Drew mysteries when they were young.

Writes Mary Jo Murphy in the New York Times:

“The real allure of Nancy Drew is that, almost uniquely among classic or modern heroines, she can follow — is allowed to follow — a train of thought,” wrote Sandra Tsing Loh, reviewing Melanie Rehak’s “Girl Sleuth,” a biography of Nancy Drew’s creators, in The Atlantic. “The plot opens ever outward for her, her speeding blue convertible a metaphor for the sure-shot arrow of her intellect, the splendidly whizzing shaft of the maiden huntress Diana.”

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About: Meg Kribble

Research Librarian & Outreach Coordinator at the HLS Library.
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