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Who Is Sonia Sotomayor? (Library) (Megan Stine)

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The truly inspiring story of the first Latina Supreme Court Justice.Outspoken, feisty, 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 third woman in the court's history and the first Hispanic. 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.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Number of Pages: 112.0
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Series Title: Who Was...?
Format: Library
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Age Range: 9-12 years
Author: Megan Stine
Language: English
Street Date: February 7, 2017
TCIN: 51750499
UPC: 9780451533654
Item Number (DPCI): 248-31-7292

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