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"An instant American icon--the first Hispanic on the U.S. Supreme Court--tells the story of her life before becoming a judge in an inspiring, surprisingly personal memoir. With startling candor and intimacy, Sonia Sotomayor recounts her life from a Bronx housing project to the federal bench, a progress that is testament to her extraordinary determination and the power of believing in oneself. She writes of her precarious childhood and the refuge she...
Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Book Preview: #1 I was diagnosed with diabetes when I was eight years old. The disease was a threat to the already fragile world of my childhood, but it also inspired in me a precocious self-reliance that is not uncommon in children who feel their parents are unreliable. #2 My father was an excellent cook, but he would shut himself in the bedroom after dinner, leaving my brother and...
"An adaptation for middle graders based on the bestselling adult memoir, My Beloved World, in which the Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Sonia Sotomayor's details her achievements, which serve as a true testament to the fact that no matter the obstacles, dreams can come true. Includes an 8-page photo insert"--Provided by publisher.
La primera latina y tan sólo la tercera mujer designada a la Corte Suprema de los Estados Unidos, Sonia Sotomayor se ha convertido en un icono americano contemporáneo. Ahora, con un candor e intimidad nunca antes asumidos por un juez en activo, Sonia nos narra el viaje de su vida -- desde los proyectos del Bronx hasta la corte federal -- en una inspiradora celebración de su extraordinaria determinación y del poder de creer en uno mismo.
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