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Sonia Sotomayor : a judge grows in the Bronx = la juez que creció en el Bronx

by Winter, Jonah, 1962-

Language: Spanish
English
Format: Print Book 2009
Availability: Available at 16 Libraries 16 of 19 copies
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CLP - Allegheny Regional Children's Biographies qj KF8745.S67 W565 2009
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Carnegie Library of Homestead Children Non Fiction J 92 Soto
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Non-Fiction j j 92S SOTOMAYOR Win
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Northern Tier Regional Library Juvenile Biography J BIO SOTOMAYOR
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Summary
The inspiring and timely story of Sonia Sotomayor, who rose up from a childhood of poverty and prejudice to become the first Latino to be nominated to the US Supreme Court.

Before Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor took her seat in our nation's highest court, she was just a little girl in the South Bronx. Justice Sotomayor didn't have a lot growing up, but she had what she needed -- her mother's love, a will to learn, and her own determination. With bravery she became the person she wanted to be. With hard work she succeeded. With little sunlight and only a modest plot from which to grow, Justice Sotomayor bloomed for the whole world to see.

Antes de que la magistrada de la Corte Suprema Sonia Sotomayor llegara al máximo tribunal de nuestra nación, no era más que una niñita en el South Bronx. La magistrada Sotomayor no tuvo mucho durante sus primeros años, pero sí tuvo lo que contaba -- el amor de su madre, la voluntad de aprender y su propia determinación. Con valentía se hizo la persona que quería ser. Con trabajo arduo triunfó. Con un poquito de sol en un solarcito donde crecer, la magistrada Sotomayor floreció para que todo el mundo la vea.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Born and raised in a poor neighborhood of the South Bronx, Sotomayor has just become the first Latina Supreme Court justice, and this timely, accessible picture-book biography, which features both English and Spanish text on every page, brings Sotomayor's exciting rags-to-riches story to young readers. The exclamatory tone is sometimes too much ( Oh, how Sonia's mother loved her! ). But Winter lets the small details convey the drama, which is amplified in the mixed-media illustrations in warm shades of red and brown. Growing up with her loving, single-parent mom in a family that surrounded Sonia like a warm blanket, Sotomayor was a big reader as a child and wanted to be Nancy Drew. After being diagnosed with diabetes, she had to learn to accept her physical limits, but she graduated at the top of her high-school class and then at the top of her Princeton class. She felt different from her privileged classmates, and kids of all backgrounds will recognize the universal emotions and experiences of trying to fit in. A long author's note fills in more biographical detail.--Rochman, Hazel Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Winter (Barack) offers an impressionistic, at times repetitive, bilingual biography of Supreme Court justice Sotomayor. The author explains that Sotomayor's mother, raising her two children in the South Bronx, "worked night and day, day and night" to support them and pay their private school tuition after their father died, "leaving just an empty chair and much sadness." Determined to become a judge, Sotomayor also worked hard: "while other kids may have been goofing off, Sonia was studying at her mother's kitchen table-year after year after year after year." Though it effectively conveys Sotomayor's personality and accomplishments, Winter's conversational narrative rambles; of her Supreme Court nomination, he writes, "This was huge (Gulp.) There had never been a Latin American on the Supreme Court. How strange this was!" Rodriguez's (Sergio Makes a Splash!) mixed-media illustrations feature chalky textures, gauzy coloring, and sketchy linework, providing competent portraits of Sotomayor and President Obama in a palette of grassy greens and terra cotta that particularly bring to life scenes from her Bronx childhood. An author's note offers additional details about Sotomayor's life. Ages 4-8. (Nov.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Sotomayor, Sonia, -- 1954- -- Juvenile literature.
Sotomayor, Sonia, -- 1954-
United States. -- Supreme Court -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Judges -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Women judges -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Hispanic Americans -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Judges.
Hispanic Americans -- Biography.
Women -- Biography.
Spanish language materials -- Bilingual.
Bronx (New York, N.Y.) -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Publisher New York :Atheneum Books for Young Readers,2009
Edition 1st ed.
Contributors Rodriguez, Edel.
Audience "Ages 4-8"--Dust jacket.
Language Spanish
English
Parallel text in English and Spanish.
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
ISBN 9781442403031 (hardback)
1442403039 (hardback)
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