Something went wrong. Since I’m not a lawyer, I preferred this version myself! Please try again. I didn't really know much about Justice Sotomayor before reading this, and I found myself connecting to her. “People—I add children—who live in difficult circumstances need to know that happy endings are possible.” —Justice Sonia Sotomayor on why she writes books (ABC News). 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. List Price: 17.99* * Individual store prices may vary. These promotions will be applied to this item: Some promotions may be combined; others are not eligible to be combined with other offers. .
I found him a nuisance as only a little brother can be, following me everywhere, mimicking my every gesture, eavesdropping on every conversation.
Absolutely inspiring! Author: Sonia Sotomayor: Publsiher: Vintage: Total Pages: 398: Release: 2014: ISBN 10: 034580483X: ISBN 13: 9780345804839: Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL: GET BOOK . I enjoyed reading this abridged (YA) version of her book as it gave me insight into her upbringing and background. This is a great read. Meets curriculum standards including supporting American History as she discusses how the judicial system works and she learned to excel in it. We did fast-forward through ~ 2-3 chapters which got into too many details about certain legal cases for our tastes, but then, luckily, the book got right back into the narrative. My grandmother Abuelita, however, saw this move as a venture into far and alien territory, el jurutungo viejo for all practical purposes. “[Doesn’t shy] away from the hard truths of Sotomayor’s childhood . I didn’t understand until I was older that his drinking was probably the reason. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. Sonia Sotomayor. While I greatly enjoyed learning about Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayer, this book was entirely too long for its target audience: middle-high school age students. Be the first to ask a question about The Beloved World of Sonia Sotomayor. Fast Download speed and ads Free! “[Doesn’t shy] away from the hard truths of Sotomayor’s childhood . In retrospect, he was actually a quiet child who made few demands on anyone’s attention. That said, it does get a bit dry in places as it describes experiences as an attorney.
“People—I add children—who live in difficult circumstances need to know that happy endings are possible.” —Justice Sonia Sotomayor, on why she writes books (ABC News), 97 Main Street, Cold Spring, NY 10516 What a world we would live in if all our leaders could be as insightful and kind as she is! Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Please try again.
She is definitely an “overcomes” and an inspiration to us all. My 11yo and 6yo and I have been listening to it on audio-book in the car. There was a problem loading your book clubs. I was fascinated by this woman who boiled needles and gave herself insulin shots starting in 2nd grade. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. Overall 5 out of 5 stars. We counted on Alfred a lot, in part because my father avoided driving.
by Listening Library. My mother’s way of coping was to avoid being at home with my father. But as soon as dinner was over, the dishes still piled in the sink, he would shut himself in the bedroom.
Highly recommended. Once, when he was still tiny and I wasn’t much bigger, my exasperation with him inspired me to lead him into the hallway outside the apartment and shut the door. This is not a stripped-down version of her autobiography, but instead an appropriately Young Adult edition. Her determination, along with guidance from generous mentors and the unwavering love of her extended Puerto Rican family, propelled her ever forward. Her father was an alcoholic who died young and her mother worked long hours, but Sonia graduated from Princeton and became a Supreme Court Justice.
An interesting and inspiring story, which was great to read in conjunction with Michelle Obama's.
The Beloved Life of Sonia Sotomayor written by Sonia Sotomayor, read by Jaina Lee Ortiz 2019 Finalist for the YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults. Perfect for young advanced readers who would like some good history.
In this middle-grade edition of her memoir for adults, My Beloved World (2013), Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor advises her readers to always “dream big.” Born in the Bronx into a working class family of Puerto Rican descent, Sonia experienced tough times as a child (including poverty, juvenile diabetes, and the death of her father) but discovered how reading enlarged her world and gave her even bigger dreams, and as a young adult, she had mentors who guided her through life, health, and career choices.
My Beloved World: Introduction. I cannot get over the obstacles Sonia had to overcome in order to survive and THRIVE. If I got beat up on Junior’s account, I would settle things with him later, but no one was going to lay a hand on him except me. A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!