The Beloved World of Sonia Sotomayor by Sonia Sotomayor
The Beloved World of Sonia Sotomayor by Sonia Sotomayor looks back into the life of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, adapted for young readers.
“[Doesn’t shy] away from the hard truths of Sotomayor’s childhood . . . [and] discusses real-world issues like racism, privilege, and affirmative action.” —The Washington Post
Discover the inspiring life of Justice Sonia Sotomayor, the first Latina and third woman appointed to the United States Supreme Court, in this middle-grade adaptation of her bestselling adult memoir, My Beloved World.
Sonia Sotomayor was just a girl when she dared to dream big. Her dream? To become a lawyer and a judge even though she’d never met one of either and none lived in her neighborhood.
Sonia did not let the hardships of her background—which included growing up in the rough housing projects of New York City’s South Bronx, dealing with juvenile diabetes, coping with parents who argued and fought personal demons, and worrying about money—stand in her way. Always, she believed in herself. Her determination, along with guidance from generous mentors and the unwavering love of her extended Puerto Rican family, propelled her ever forward.
Eventually, all of Sonia’s hard work led to her appointment as an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court in 2009, a role that she has held ever since.
Learn about Justice Sotomayor’s rise and her amazing work, as well as about the Supreme Court, in this fascinating memoir that shows that no matter the obstacles, dreams can come true.
Sonia Maria Sotomayor is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States and has served since August 8, 2009. She is the third Woman, first woman of color, first Hispanic member and first Latina member of the Supreme Court. Bernstein Literary Agency has been her literary agent for 3 books.
- ISBN: 978-1-5247-7117-1
- 352 Pages
- September 17, 2019
Publisher: Random House