Who Is Sonia Sotomayor

Who Is Sonia Sotomayor Author Megan Stine
ISBN-10 9780399541933
Year 2017-02-07
Pages 112
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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The truly inspiring story of the first Latina Supreme Court Justice. Outspoken, energetic, and fun, Sonia Sotomayor has managed to turn every struggle in life into a triumph. Born in the Bronx to immigrant parents from Puerto Rico, Sonia found out at age nine that she had diabetes, a serious illness now but an even more dangerous one fifty years ago. How did young Sonia handle the devastating news? She learned to give herself her daily insulin shots and became determined to make the most out of her life. It was the popular sixties TV show Perry Mason that made Sonia want to become a lawyer. Not only a lawyer, but a judge! Her remarkable career was capped in 2009 when President Barack Obama nominated her to the Supreme Court, only the third woman and first Hispanic justice in the court's history. Stories of Sotomayor's career are hardly dry legal stuff—she once hopped on a motorcycle to chase down counterfeiters and was the judge whose ruling ended the Major League baseball strike in 1995. From the Trade Paperback edition.

My Beloved World

My Beloved World Author Sonia Sotomayor
ISBN-10 9780307962164
Year 2013-01-15
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Vintage
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The first Hispanic and third woman appointed to the United States Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor has become an instant American icon. Now, with a candor and intimacy never undertaken by a sitting Justice, she recounts her life from a Bronx housing project to the federal bench, a journey that offers an inspiring testament to her own extraordinary determination and the power of believing in oneself. Here is the story of a precarious childhood, with an alcoholic father (who would die when she was nine) and a devoted but overburdened mother, and of the refuge a little girl took from the turmoil at home with her passionately spirited paternal grandmother. But it was when she was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes that the precocious Sonia recognized she must ultimately depend on herself. She would learn to give herself the insulin shots she needed to survive and soon imagined a path to a different life. With only television characters for her professional role models, and little understanding of what was involved, she determined to become a lawyer, a dream that would sustain her on an unlikely course, from valedictorian of her high school class to the highest honors at Princeton, Yale Law School, the New York County District Attorney’s office, private practice, and appointment to the Federal District Court before the age of forty. Along the way we see how she was shaped by her invaluable mentors, a failed marriage, and the modern version of extended family she has created from cherished friends and their children. Through her still-astonished eyes, America’s infinite possibilities are envisioned anew in this warm and honest book, destined to become a classic of self-invention and self-discovery.

Sonia Sotomayor

Sonia Sotomayor Author Antonia Felix
ISBN-10 9781101434864
Year 2010-07-06
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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"Necessary reading" (Booklist) from a New York Times bestselling biographer. Drawing on in-depth interviews with Sonia Sotomayor's former colleagues, family, friends, and teachers, New York Times bestselling biographer Antonia Felix explores Sotomayor's childhood, the values her parents instilled in her, and the events that propelled her to the highest court in the land. With insight and thoughtful analysis, Felix paints a revealing portrait of the woman who would come to meet President Obama's rigorous criteria for a Supreme Court justice, examining how Sotomayor's experiences shed light on her Supreme Court rulings-and how she will continue to write her great American legacy.

Sonia Sotomayor

Sonia Sotomayor Author Lisa Tucker McElroy
ISBN-10 9780761358619
Year 2010
Pages 48
Language en
Publisher Lerner Publications
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A biography of the first Puerto Rican--and third woman--Supreme Court justice describes her life, career, and accomplishments.

Sonia Sotomayor

Sonia Sotomayor Author Carmen T. Bernier-Grand
ISBN-10 076145795X
Year 2010
Pages 48
Language en
Publisher Marshall Cavendish
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A biography of the first Puerto Rican and third woman Supreme Court justice describes her life, career, and accomplishments.

Sonia Sotomayor

Sonia Sotomayor Author Jonah Winter
ISBN-10 9781442440715
Year 2011-06-07
Pages 40
Language es
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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The inspiring and timely story of Sonia Sotomayor, who rose up from a childhood of poverty and prejudice to become the first Latino to be nominated to the US Supreme Court. Before Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor took her seat in our nation's highest court, she was just a little girl in the South Bronx. Justice Sotomayor didn't have a lot growing up, but she had what she needed -- her mother's love, a will to learn, and her own determination. With bravery she became the person she wanted to be. With hard work she succeeded. With little sunlight and only a modest plot from which to grow, Justice Sotomayor bloomed for the whole world to see. Antes de que la magistrada de la Corte Suprema Sonia Sotomayor llegara al máximo tribunal de nuestra nación, no era más que una niñita en el South Bronx. La magistrada Sotomayor no tuvo mucho durante sus primeros años, pero sí tuvo lo que contaba -- el amor de su madre, la voluntad de aprender y su propia determinación. Con valentía se hizo la persona que quería ser. Con trabajo arduo triunfó. Con un poquito de sol en un solarcito donde crecer, la magistrada Sotomayor floreció para que todo el mundo la vea.

Sonia Sotomayor

Sonia Sotomayor Author Alex Van Tol
ISBN-10 9781427194695
Year 2010-04-30
Pages 112
Language en
Publisher Crabtree Publishing Company
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Sonia Sotomayor became a household name when President Barack Obama nominated her to the United States Supreme Court in 2009. Her confirmation made her the country's first Hispanic Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. But even before that, Sonia was an inspiration to others. Sonia Sotomayor has built a life as a jurist, activist, and mother, committed to the rights and advancement of people of all backgrounds and ethnicities.

Sonia Sotomayor

Sonia Sotomayor Author Meg Greene
ISBN-10 9780313398414
Year 2012
Pages 194
Language en
Publisher ABC-CLIO
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This insightful biography introduces readers to Justice Sonia Sotomayor, a remarkable woman with a single-minded pursuit of educational excellence, who rose from poverty in a Bronx housing project to a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court. * Photographs of the justice at various times * A chronology of Sotomayor's life * An annotated bibliography of selected resources including books, magazine articles, and television programs

Sonia Sotomayor

Sonia Sotomayor Author Richard Barrington
ISBN-10 9781622754366
Year 2014-07-15
Pages 48
Language en
Publisher Encyclopaedia Britannica
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This book recounts the story of Sonia Sotomayor, the third female and first Hispanic associate justice of the United States Supreme Court, and her journey from a housing project to the Ivy League and then through all three levels of the federal court system. It covers her contributions to various communities to help ensure that all have equal opportunities for success.

Breaking In The Rise of Sonia Sotomayor and the Politics of Justice

Breaking In  The Rise of Sonia Sotomayor and the Politics of Justice Author Joan Biskupic
ISBN-10 9780374298746
Year 2014-10-07
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Macmillan
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A biography of the first Latina Supreme Court justice, appointed in 2009 by President Obama, describes her journey to the federal bench, following her childhood in a Bronx housing project to Princeton University, Yale Law School and beyond. By the author of American Original: The Life and Constitution of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

Breaking In

Breaking In Author Joan Biskupic
ISBN-10 9780374712419
Year 2014-10-07
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Sarah Crichton Books
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"I knew she'd be trouble." So quipped Antonin Scalia about Sonia Sotomayor at the Supreme Court's annual end-of-term party in 2010. It's usually the sort of event one would expect from such a grand institution, with gentle parodies of the justices performed by their law clerks, but this year Sotomayor decided to shake it up—flooding the room with salsa music and coaxing her fellow justices to dance. It was little surprise in 2009 that President Barack Obama nominated a Hispanic judge to replace the retiring justice David Souter. The fact that there had never been a nominee to the nation's highest court from the nation's fastest growing minority had long been apparent. So the time was ripe—but how did it come to be Sonia Sotomayor? In Breaking In: The Rise of Sonia Sotomayor and the Politics of Justice, the veteran journalist Joan Biskupic answers that question. This is the story of how two forces providentially merged—the large ambitions of a talented Puerto Rican girl raised in the projects in the Bronx and the increasing political presence of Hispanics, from California to Texas, from Florida to the Northeast—resulting in a historical appointment. And this is not just a tale about breaking barriers as a Puerto Rican. It's about breaking barriers as a justice. Biskupic, the author of highly praised judicial biographies of Justice Antonin Scalia and Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, now pulls back the curtain on the Supreme Court nomination process, revealing the networks Sotomayor built and the skills she cultivated to go where no Hispanic has gone before. We see other potential candidates edged out along the way. And we see how, in challenging tradition and expanding our idea of a justice (as well as expanding her public persona), Sotomayor has created tension within and without the court's marble halls. As a Supreme Court justice, Sotomayor has shared her personal story to an unprecedented degree. And that story—of a Latina who emerged from tough times in the projects not only to prevail but also to rise to the top—has even become fabric for some of her most passionate comments on matters before the Court. But there is yet more to know about the rise of Sonia Sotomayor. Breaking In offers the larger, untold story of the woman who has been called "the people's justice."

National Geographic Readers Sonia Sotomayor

National Geographic Readers  Sonia Sotomayor Author Barbara Kramer
ISBN-10 9781426322914
Year 2016-01-12
Pages 48
Language en
Publisher National Geographic Books
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Explore one of the most recognized names in modern America with this biography of Supreme Court Justice Sonya Sotomayor. Kids will learn about her rise to be the first Hispanic Supreme Court Justice and the trials she faced along the way. The level 3 text provides accessible, yet wide-ranging, information for independent readers.

Sonia Sotomayor

Sonia Sotomayor Author Jonah Winter
ISBN-10 9781442440715
Year 2011-06-07
Pages 40
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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The inspiring and timely story of Sonia Sotomayor, who rose up from a childhood of poverty and prejudice to become the first Latino to be nominated to the US Supreme Court. Before Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor took her seat in our nation's highest court, she was just a little girl in the South Bronx. Justice Sotomayor didn't have a lot growing up, but she had what she needed -- her mother's love, a will to learn, and her own determination. With bravery she became the person she wanted to be. With hard work she succeeded. With little sunlight and only a modest plot from which to grow, Justice Sotomayor bloomed for the whole world to see. Antes de que la magistrada de la Corte Suprema Sonia Sotomayor llegara al máximo tribunal de nuestra nación, no era más que una niñita en el South Bronx. La magistrada Sotomayor no tuvo mucho durante sus primeros años, pero sí tuvo lo que contaba -- el amor de su madre, la voluntad de aprender y su propia determinación. Con valentía se hizo la persona que quería ser. Con trabajo arduo triunfó. Con un poquito de sol en un solarcito donde crecer, la magistrada Sotomayor floreció para que todo el mundo la vea.

Women Who Broke the Rules Sonia Sotomayor

Women Who Broke the Rules  Sonia Sotomayor Author Kathleen Krull
ISBN-10 9780802737977
Year 2015-06-09
Pages 48
Language en
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing USA
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"Sonia Sotomayor's path, from growing up in the projects to success in Ivy League universities to her rise in the legal profession is a true testament to the American dream. She broke the rules women were supposed to follow in her life and career, ultimately becoming the first Latino justice to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, and the third woman to serve the Court"--

Female Force Sonia Sotomayor

Female Force  Sonia Sotomayor Author Robert Schnakenberg
ISBN-10 9780985237431
Year 2010-11-24
Pages 24
Language en
Publisher Bluewater Productions
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The Supremes have a new member! Meet the latest justice to don the black robes of America's highest court. Sonia Sotomayor rose from humble beginnings in a Bronx housing project to become only the third woman and the first Latina to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court. Relive her historic journey in a comic book biography that's ripped from today's headlines.