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Who Is Sonia Sotomayor? The truly inspiring story of the first Latina Supreme Court JusticeOutspoken, 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 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 inwhen 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

About the Author: Megan Stine

Megan Stine is the Editor in Chief of Real U Guides and the author ofthan 100 books for young readers including Trauma Rama, an etiquette book for teenagers published by Seventeen magazine, and several titles in a series based on the popular 1990 s television series Party of Five A frequent writer of books in the enormously popular Mary Kate and Ashley series, she is the best selling author of Likes Me, Likes Me Not and Instant Boyfriend She has worked with CBS and ABC in developing comedy and drama television pilots, and has written comedy material for a well known radio personality in New York When she isn t writing, she is a portrait and fine art photographer and a contributing photographer for the Real U series of guides.

10 thoughts on “Who Is Sonia Sotomayor?

  1. Licha Licha says:

    Really love these biographies, perhaps because they are simple yet fairly thorough, capturing key points in a person s life and accomplishments while also incorporating tidbits one may not know about the subject.I have read an illustrated children s book on Sonia and fell in love with the person she is and her accomplishments in life This book further reiter

  2. Wendi Lee Wendi Lee says:

    Another book I would not have normally picked up on my own I don t normally read middle grade non fiction , but I m happy I read it for my stepson s Battle of the Books It s a breezy, interesting story about Sotomayor s life.

  3. M M says:

    I bought this as a gift It s cute and to the point but not my favorite style even for a kids book I laughed when I read that Sonia liked to dance the salsa Maybe have a Latina o edit it Idk.

  4. Anita Anita says:

    This best selling kids series of Who What Where offers the kind of background information that students need For adults, these books are a quick mini lessons in history that save time sifting through information on the Web.

  5. Heather Laskos Heather Laskos says:

    I read this book with my 11 year old and we enjoyed hearing about Sonia Sotomayor s life including her childhood in the Bronx and how she pursed education and excelled in her jobs.

  6. Marnie Marnie says:

    I love reading these books alongside my 10 year old, as she learns about important people in our world and how they became the people they are were This one was of particular interest since my 10 year old also has Type One diabetes, and got diagnosed around the same age as Sonia Thankfully, medicine has come a long way since then There were a few passages about how So

  7. Maria Cubilla Maria Cubilla says:

    Summary Sonia Sotomayor s life accomplishments are highlighted all throughout the book It begins with her childhood and what she endured growing up to her getting accepted into Princeton After Princeton, she takes onlaw school in order to fulfill her lifelong dream of becoming a Judge There are a lot of obstacles throughout her journey, but she overcomes them and accomp

  8. Kelly Kelly says:

    Love the opening story of her waiting for the call from the President of the United States and his advice that she always stay the same person she wasand stay connected to the world she came from I didn t realize she was diagnosed with diabetes at eight and injected her own insulin from that point on This disease made her view her life as one that would be short and that

  9. Shelli Shelli says:

    The Who Isbiography series are perfect for elementary or intermediate age students interested in learning about the featured person for an assignment or just for an exciting read The afterward portion in this edition has a timeline on one side showing key events in Sonia Sotomayor s life and the opposite page shows worldwide key events during the same time period Making fo

  10. Aimee Aimee says:

    Excellent children s chapter book on Sonia SotomayorExcellent children s chapter book on the life of Sonia Sotomayor This book goes into a brief history of Sonia s history including her early schooling, diabetes, getting into Princeton and Yale law school , her extra curricular activities during school, and then her extraordinary career leading up to the supreme court Excelle

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