Turning Pages: My Life Story

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Product Details

Price
$17.98  $16.54
Publisher
Philomel Books
Publish Date
Pages
40
Dimensions
8.3 X 10.7 X 0.4 inches | 0.9 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780525514084

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About the Author

Sonia Sotomayor was born in the Bronx, New York. She earned a BA from Princeton University and a JD from Yale Law School. She served as Assistant District Attorney in New York County, and then as a litigator at Pavia & Harcourt. In 1991, when President George H.W. Bush nominated her to the US District Court, Southern District of New York. In 1997, President William Jefferson Clinton nominated her to the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. President Barack Obama nominated her as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court on May 26, 2009, and she assumed this role August 8, 2009, becoming the first Latina to ever hold such a high position. She is the author of My Beloved World and The Beloved World of Sonia Sotomayor.

Lulu Delacre (www.luludelacre.com) has been writing and illustrating children's books since 1980. Born and raised in Puerto Rico to Argentinean parents, Delacre is a three-time Pura Belprรฉ Award honoree. Her thirty-eight titles include Arroz con Leche: Popular Songs and Rhymes from Latin America; Us, in Progress: Short Stories About Young Latinos; and ยกOlinguito, de la A a la Z! Descubriendo el bosque nublado/Olinguito, from A to Z! Unveiling the Cloud Forest. Delacre has lectured internationally, served as a juror for the National Book Awards, and exhibited her work at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, among other venues.

Reviews

Praise for Turning Pages

โ˜… "A sincere and insightful autobiography that also demonstrates the power of the written word. A winning addition to libraries that serve young readers." --School Library Journal, starred review

"A personal and appealing book made to inspire." --Booklist

"A thoughtful introduction to both the power of reading and an inspiring role model." --Kirkus Reviews

"This book would be great as a read-aloud for class discussions of the Supreme Court, or United States government, or of important people in public service. It would also be good for independent reading by students interested in biographies or political figures." --School Library Connection