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Columbia girl's Ruth Bader Ginsburg costume goes viral, draws praise from the Supreme Court Justice

Columbia girl's Ruth Bader Ginsburg costume goes viral, draws praise from the Supreme Court Justice

It was Superhero Day at 8-year-old Michele Threefoot's elementary school, but instead of being Super Girl or Wonder Woman, the Columbia third-grader opted to be her real-life hero: Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Little did she know, days later the Supreme Court Justice would see her picture on the internet and handwrite her a special note.

Michele was inspired to dress up as Ginsburg after reading “I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark,” a biographical picture book by Debbie Levy, according to Michele’s mother, Krista Threefoot, 37. The book highlights times when Ginsburg faced challenges and stood up for herself, Threefoot said.

“It didn’t surprise me because...

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