by Barbara Kramer
Published January 2016
National Geographic Children's Books
Review copy provided by the publisher.
I learned so much about Sonia Sotomayor from this simple biography. In 48 pages this book chronicles Sotomayor's life from childhood when she watched Perry Mason to her appointment to the highest court in the land. Young Sonia noticed that it was the judge who seemed to make the important decisions in the courtroom on Perry Mason so she decided she wanted to become a judge. She was born to parents from Puerto Rico and grew up in the projects in the Bronx. Her parents valued education and she worked very hard in school all while dealing with diabetes.
Her story shows how determination and hard work can help anyone achieve success.
The simple text is supported by photographs, captions, graphics, maps and a timeline. I would recommend this biography for grades 2-5.
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