The Beloved World of Sonia Sotomayor

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Yearling Books
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5.2 X 7.6 X 1.0 inches | 0.55 pounds

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About the Author

Sonia Sotomayor graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University and from Yale Law School. She worked as an assistant district attorney in New York and then at the law firm of Pavia & Harcourt. She served as a judge of the US District Court, Southern District of New York, from 1992 to 1998, and from 1998 to 2009 she served on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. In May 2009, President Barack Obama nominated her as an associate justice of the Supreme Court; she assumed this role on August 8, 2009.


"A lively autobiography of the third woman and the first Latina on the U.S. Supreme Court." --Booklist, starred review

"The account of this exceptional trajectory, told with a storyteller's talent, is filled with a candor and honesty that make her story eminently accessible to young readers. " --Kirkus Review, starred review

"Adapted from Sotomayor's memoir, My Beloved World. Her reflections on her childhood are perceptive and poignant. She writes about her life in an immigrant family . . . and as a Puerto Rican American straddling two cultures. . . . a work infused with warmth and encouragement." --School Library Journal

International Latino Book Award for Best Youth Chapter Nonfiction Book