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Who Is Sonia Sotomayor? [Paperback]

Item : Who Is Sonia Sotomayor? [Paperback]
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Author Author : Stine, Megan
ISBN-10 ISBN-10 : 0399541926
ISBN-13 ISBN-13 : 9780399541926
Publisher Publisher : Grosset & Dunlap
Pages Pages : 112
Binding Binding : Paperback
Item ID : 100144196

The truly inspiring story of the first Latina Supreme Court Justice.

Outspoken, 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 more 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 showPerry Masonthat 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.Megan Stine has written several books for young readers, includingWhere Is the White House?,Who Was Marie Curie?,Who Was Ulysses S. Grant?, Who Is Michelle Obama?, and WhoWas Sally Ride?She lives in Clinton, Connecticut.


With strong skills in art and years of experiences in many genres, Dede Putra has developed a career creating illustrations for books, video game development, filmmaking and fashion.Who Is Sonia Sotomayor?
 
 
New York City: May 25, 2009
 
 
It was a warm spring day—the kind of day to be outside. But Sonia Sotomayor was in her office, sitting beside her phone. She was waiting for the most important call of her life. A call from the White House! She would learn whether President Barack Obama wanted her to be a judge on the Supreme Court.
 
Sonia was already a judge. Her courtroom was in downtown New York City. But being one ofl#

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