Who Is Sonia Sotomayor?

ISBN-10: 0399541926
ISBN-13: 9780399541926
Author: Stine, Megan
Illustrated by: Putra, Dede and Nancy Harrison
Interest Level: 3-7
Publisher: Penguin Random House

Publication Date: February 2017

Copyright: 2017

Page Count: 112

Series: Who Is...?


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Interest Level

Grades 3-7

Reading Level

Guided Reading: U
Lexile: 700L
Accelerated Reader Level: 4.8
Accelerated Reader Points: 1.0

BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / United States / Hispanic & Latino

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Law & Crime

Description
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 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 thirdwoman and first Hispanic justicein 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.
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