This Girl's Superhero Day Costume Got The Best Shoutout

PHOTO: JODY MCKINLEY. Michele Threefoot dressed up as a Ruth Bader Ginsburg doppelganger for her school's costume day.

PHOTO: JODY MCKINLEY.

Michele Threefoot dressed up as a Ruth Bader Ginsburg doppelganger for her school's costume day.

An 8-year-old Ruth Bader Ginsburg super fan just got the ultimate shoutout in response to her “Superhero Day” costume honoring the 83-year-old Supreme Court justice. 

Michele Threefoot decided to dress up as the trailblazing justice for a recent theme day at her school. Her photo went viral, even catching the attention of Ginsburg, who wrote her mini-me a note that arrived this week. 

“You look just like me! May you continue to thrive on reading and learning,” the handwritten note read. 

Michele’s mom, Krista Threefoot, told Refinery29 that the envelope from SCOTUS arrived last night. When she told Michele about it this morning, the third grader “got ready for school at lightning speed so she could open it.”

PHOTO COURTESY OF KRISTA THREEFOOT.

PHOTO COURTESY OF KRISTA THREEFOOT.

“She loved the note and was really pumped to bring it to school to show her teacher,” Threefoot wrote in an email. “She also thought the paper clip that came with it looked like a barrette, so she is wearing it in her hair.” 

Along with the note, Ginsburg sent a printout of a quote about her own love of reading. 

“Reading is the key that opens doors to many good things in life. Reading shaped my dreams, and more reading helped me make my dreams come true," it read. 

That one made a lasting impression on Michele’s mom, too. 

“I think it should be in every school library,” Krista Threefoot said.


The following story was published on December 21, 2106. 

PHOTO: JODY MCKINLEY.

Michele Threefoot dressed up as a Ruth Bader Ginsburg doppelganger for her school's costume day.

An 8-year-old Ruth Bader Ginsburg super fan just got the ultimate shoutout in response to her “Superhero Day” costume honoring the 83-year-old Supreme Court justice. 

Michele Threefoot decided to dress up as the trailblazing justice for a recent theme day at her school. Her photo went viral, even catching the attention of Ginsburg, who wrote her mini-me a note that arrived this week. 

“You look just like me! May you continue to thrive on reading and learning,” the handwritten note read. 

Michele’s mom, Krista Threefoot, told Refinery29 that the envelope from SCOTUS arrived last night. When she told Michele about it this morning, the third grader “got ready for school at lightning speed so she could open it.”

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PHOTO COURTESY OF KRISTA THREEFOOT.

“She loved the note and was really pumped to bring it to school to show her teacher,” Threefoot wrote in an email. “She also thought the paper clip that came with it looked like a barrette, so she is wearing it in her hair.” 

Along with the note, Ginsburg sent a printout of a quote about her own love of reading. 

“Reading is the key that opens doors to many good things in life. Reading shaped my dreams, and more reading helped me make my dreams come true," it read. 

That one made a lasting impression on Michele’s mom, too. 

“I think it should be in every school library,” Krista Threefoot said.
 

The following story was published on December 21, 2106. 

It's a bird, it's a plane, it's...Ruth Bader Ginsburg?

At 83, the Supreme Court justice might not be able to fly or boast X-ray vision (even with her signature glasses). And instead of a "cape," she wears a black robe. 

But the trailblazing crusader for equality is a superhero in the eyes of many, including one very adorable 8-year-old whose adoration for the "Notorious RBG" has gone viral. 

With the help of some oversized frames, a slicked-back coif, and a copy of the children's book I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark, third-grader Michele Threefoot transformed into a miniature member of the SCOTUS bench in honor of her school's "superhero day." 

"Michele has been reading the heck out of I Dissent and decided to dress as Ruth Bader Ginsburg, because she fights prejudice and injustice," her mom, Krista Threefoot, wrote in a now-viral comment sharing a photo of the costume on Facebook.