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Covington Branch J B S7187 (Text) 33126022692184 JBiography Trace -
Erlanger Branch J B S7187 (Text) 33126022692176 JBiography Checked out 09/18/2019

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  • ISBN: 9780525514084
  • ISBN: 0525514082
  • ISBN: 9780525514114 (e-book)
  • Physical Description: print
    1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Philomel Books, [2018]

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Summary, etc.: "As the first Latina Supreme Court Justice, Sonia Sotomayor has inspired young people around the world to reach for their dreams. But what inspired her? For young Sonia, the answer was books! They were her mirrors, her maps, her friends, and her teachers. They helped her to connect with her family in New York and in Puerto Rico, to deal with her diabetes diagnosis, to cope with her father's death, to uncover the secrets of the world, and to dream of a future for herself in which anything was possible. In Turning Pages, Justice Sotomayor shares that love of books with a new generation of readers, and inspires them to read and puzzle and dream for themselves. Accompanied by Lulu Delacre's vibrant art, this story of the Justice's life shows readers that the world is full of promise and possibility--all they need to do is turn the page"--
Subject: Sotomayor, Sonia 1954-
United States. Supreme Court Officials and employees Biography
Hispanic American judges Biography
Judges United States Biography

  • School Library Journal Reviews : SLJ Reviews 2018 August

    Gr 3–6—Readers will get to know U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor in this stunning picture book autobiography. The photographs of Sotomayor, found on the end pages, provide a glimpse into her life. The first line of the book sets the scene: "My story is a story about books…" From this page onward, Sotomayor takes readers along on a journey, continually reflecting on how a particular title or genre struck her at that time in her life. For example, when she is diagnosed with diabetes, she finds solace in the superheroes of her comic books. When she experiences her Papi's death at the age of nine, she takes comfort among the stacks in the neighborhood library. Not only did she read "Nancy Drew" mysteries and science fiction, Sotomayor also basked in the pages of a 24-volume encyclopedia set, a gift from her mother. During college and law school, books continued to be her companion. Readers will enjoy the illustrations done in mixed media of oil washes with collage elements that distinctly accompany the text. VERDICT A sincere and insightful autobiography that also demonstrates the power of the written word. A winning addition to libraries that serve young readers.—Martha Rico, El Paso ISD, TX

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