The first Hispanic and third woman appointed to the United States Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor has become an instant American icon. Now, with a candor and intimacy never undertaken by a sitting Justice, she recounts her life from a Bronx housing project to the federal bench, a journey that offers an inspiring testament to her own extraordinary determination and the power of believing in oneself.
Here is the story of a precarious childhood, with an alcoholic father (who would die when she was nine) and a devoted but overburdened mother, and of the refuge a little girl took from the turmoil at home with her passionately spirited paternal grandmother. But it was when she was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes that the precocious Sonia recognized she must ultimately depend on herself. She would learn to give herself the insulin shots she needed to survive and soon imagined a path to a different life. With only television characters for her professional role models, and little understanding of what was involved, she determined to become a lawyer, a dream that would sustain her on an unlikely course, from valedictorian of her high school class to the highest honors at Princeton, Yale Law School, the New York County District Attorney's office, private practice, and appointment to the Federal District Court before the age of forty. Along the way we see how she was shaped by her invaluable mentors, a failed marriage, and the modern version of extended family she has created from cherished friends and their children. Through her still-astonished eyes, America's infinite possibilities are envisioned anew in this warm and honest book, destined to become a classic of self-invention and self-discovery.
Los editores de El Diario La Prensa nos ofrecen la cobertura más completa de la histórica ascensión de la primera latina a la Corte Suprema
En agosto de 2009, Sonia Sotomayor se convirtió en la primera mujer latina en llegar a lo más alto del sistema judicial norteamericano —Sonia Sotomayor: una sabia decisión relata cómo llegó hasta ahí. Criada por una tenaz madre viuda, desde muy joven Sonia sabía que quería ser abogada, pasando las tardes leyendo las novelas de Nancy Drew y ojeando la Enciclopedia Británica. Más adelante conocemos a la Sonia licenciada por las universidades de Princeton y Yale, la juez de distrito (la que “salvó el béisbol”) y la que, finalmente, se defendió del senador Jeff Sessions y de la Asociación Nacional del Rifle en las audiencias de confirmación en las que se convirtió en la 111 Juez de la Corte Suprema. Pero al final, Sonia Sotomayor: una sabia decisión trata tanto sobre una “sabia latina” como de todos nosotros; de lo que significa ser latino en los Estados Unidos.
What makes Sonia Sotomayor extraordinary? Read this book to find out. This title explores her childhood growing up in New York City and her education, including her high-profile time at Princeton. We also follow her road to becoming the first Hispanic Supreme Court justice, including her time at the court of appeals. Read about others perspectives on her, how life has changed for women with Sonias ambitions, and how Sonia has broken boundaries.
2010 Upper Deck Season Biography #SB-191 - Sonia Sotomayor