Who Is Sonia Sotomayor?

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 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.

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Recommended Age 8 - 12
Author Megan Stine
Illustrator Dede Putra, Nancy Harrison
ISBN 0399541926
Publication Date Feb 7, 2017
Publisher Grosset & Dunlap
Series Name Who Was
Language English