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  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 subjectI 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 reiterated why I admire her soRandom facts for me Sonia is the third woman and first Hispanic to be appointed to the Supreme Court Sonia was diagnosed at a very early age with diabetes Her mom was a nurse but was afraid to inject Sonia with insulin because she was afraid to hurt her Sonia being about 7 or 8 years old decided to take it upon herself to learn how to give herself the insulin shots She learned to boil water to sterilize the needle and did this every day Sonia loved reading Nancy Drew mysteries and watching Perry Mason shows because they would solve crimes and catch the bad guys This started her fascination with law Sonia was urged by a friend to apply to an Ivy League school She applied to Harvard Yale and Princeton and got accepted at all three One of her jobs at a law firm was to take fake Fendi bags off the streets Sonia would go on raids with police officers At one raid they seized thousands of fake bags The Fendis invited Sonia to Europe showing her what the life of the rich and famous was like She in turn invited the Fendis to her mom's house in the Bronx for a Thanksgiving dinner Ruth Bader Ginsburg gave Sonia a lacy collar like the one she was known for so she could wear it with her judge robe on her first day of work


  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. 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 uick mini lessons in history that save time sifting through information on the Web


  4. 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 Latinao edit it? Idk


  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 arewere 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 Sonia really wanted to make the most of her life because she knew it might be cut short and those were hard for me to know my child was reading but it is also inspiring how Sonia has not let her disease slow her down Sonia was a product of Affirmative Action and is very thankful and forthcoming about getting such an opportunity She learned early on to ask for help ifwhen she needed it a great lesson for kids and adults alike She loved Nancy Drew books like my child and dreamed of being a lawyer She's always been true to her Puerto Rican roots and is a great role model for kids today


  7. Maria Cubilla Maria Cubilla says:

    SummarySonia 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 on law 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 accomplishes all of her dreams uestions1 What does the supreme court do?2 Sonia reminisces about a trip during her childhood What is something you will never forget and why?3 Celina decides to trust Sonia with an important task what is something you have been trusted with that made you feel like an adult? Why did you feel grown up?4 Sonia recalls some of her friends What ualities do you look for in a friend? Do you think you would be friends with yourself? Why or why not?5 Have you started thinking about college? What are some steps you need to take to get there? Make a timeline of your goals of what this would look like Strine M 2017 Who Is Sonia Sotomayor? Paw Prints


  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 she had to be sure to live to the fullest Super sad she also lost her dad when she was 9 years old I love how dedicated her mother was providing Sonia and her brother with a good education and how Sonia than used that education even while she was still getting it at Princeton to help minorities I love how she stood up for Affirmative Action while attending Yale Law school and raced around with cops to catch criminals


  9. Shelli Shelli says:

    The Who Is? biography 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 for an interesting comparison and will help readers get a better feel for what else was happening at those times; a cool extra feature I haven't seen in many books


  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 Excellent book for an older child Very inspiring


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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 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

  • Paperback
  • 112 pages
  • Who Is Sonia Sotomayor?
  • Megan Stine
  • 05 February 2014
  • 9780399541926

About the Author: Megan Stine

Megan Stine is the Editor in Chief of Real U Guides and the author of than 100 books for young readers including Trauma Rama an etiuette 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 freuent writer of books in the enormously popular Mary Kate and Ashley series she is the best selling author