Ruth Bader Ginsburg picture book

Words & Pictures

Jonah Winter


“Pages and pages and pages with words all over the pages. My goodness, what fun. What fun to write whatever words occur.”

Jonah Winter, Gertrude is Gertrude is Gertrude is Gertrude

Jonah Winter is the award-winning author of more than 30 nonfiction picture books which promote social justice, facts, and artistic expression. His books include New York Times Best Illustrated Books Diego, Here Comes The Garbage Barge!, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg: The Case Of RBG Vs. Inequality, along with Jane Addams Children’s Book Award recipient and Kirkus Prize finalist, Lillian’s Right to Vote, New York Times Notable Children’s Book, My Name is James Madison Hemings, New York Times bestseller Barack, and The Secret Project, which received 5 starred reviews.

Born in Fort Worth, Texas, raised in Dallas, and a former resident of New York City, San Francisco, Idaho, Maine, and Virginia, Winter currently resides in a small town in Pennsylvania.

“Mr. Winter’s books leap off the shelf and make a dive for your jugular. They pop and smack and wrest your attention away from the glittery fiction pack.”

Elizabeth Bird, School Library Journal

Authors to Schools Program

Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures sends each visiting children’s author to an area school for a one-hour question and answer session at 10:00 am the Monday following Sunday’s public Words & Pictures lecture.

The visit is hosted at one school while four additional schools actively participate through video conferencing technology. An unlimited number of schools can log in to view the event in real time.

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Scholarship tickets are available to qualifying schools and organizations. Please email us at with your contact information, name of your school or organization, and number of tickets requested to obtain scholarship tickets.

Book Signing

A book signing will follow the program in the Children’s Department of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. Books will be available for sale before and after the lecture from Classic Lines.



EQT Foundation, The Grable Foundation, PIC5K and the Succop Family Charitable Foundation

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Picture Book


Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 2:30 p.m.


Tickets may also be purchased via phone (412.622.8866) or at the door from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. on the day of the event.


Carnegie Library Lecture Hall
4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, 15213


Upcoming Lectures

Liann Tsoukas and Rob Ruck

JUN 20

Colm Toibin

SEP 16

Pico Iyer

SEP 30

Heather Cox Richardson

OCT 28