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Sonia Sotomayor: Supreme Court Justice

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A free-verse biography of America’s first Hispanic Supreme Court justice.
Hardcover, 48 pages
Published September 1st 2010 by Two Lions (first published January 1st 2010)
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Moving book about Supreme Court justice, Sonia Sotomayor, the first Latina justice. The book by Carmen T. Bernier-Grand is similar to her other biographies on Picasso and other Latino important figures. The story is told in a form of prose poetry that is less difficult to read and tells important events in the person's life. Sonia as a Puerto Rican-American had to cope with the difference in cultures in New York City and Puerto Rico as well as the fact that her first language is Spanish. She att ...more
Written for early readers, Sonia Sotomayor's memoir concisely chronicles her life from birth to becoming the first Hispanic Justice in the high court of the United States of America.

This is a wonderful annotated rendition of Sonia's life. There was just enough information to appreciate her experiences through moving remembrances of her father, and their love for baseball, along with a brother who she looked after growing up in the projects, and a mother who encouraged her through models of stri
I think it was interesting. She works A LOT!
I wanted to love this book. I admire Justice Sotomayor and proud that she is the first Latino female to serve on the US Supreme Court. However, this book lacked in flow and the illustrations were all over the place. I was confused as to what age group this book for intended it a picture book or a middle school reader? There were several aspects that seemed too old for young kids to comprehend. While the sprinkling of Latino facts, the glossary of the Spanish words, and the diverse illus ...more
Elisabeth W.  Rauch
This verse-style biography picture book of Sonia Sotomayor does a great job of covering the major events in Sonia's life as well as her role-model her mother. I feel like this book only covered the sort of things a person would find on a timeline about Sotomayor, so nothing extra is covered. I also find the last few pages of the book weird as it says the same things, just not in verse. What for?
This is a story of strength and fortitude in the face of what others might consider insurmountable obstacles. It is the American immigrant story at its best. Sonia is my new heroine.
Edward Sullivan
Informative overview of the justice's life written in free verse. Excellent back matter. Nice illustrations.
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Carmen T. Bernier-Grand is a national award winning author of eleven books for children and young adults. She teaches writing at the Whidbey Island MFA, a program of Northwest Literary Arts, at Writers in the Schools, a program of Oregon Literary Arts, and at Wordstock.

In 2008, The Oregon Library Association's Children's Division gave her the Evelyn Lampman Award for her significant contribution t
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