- File Size: 53895 KB
- Print Length: 40 pages
- Publisher: Philomel Books (September 4, 2018)
- Publication Date: September 4, 2018
- Sold by: Penguin Group (USA) LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B07B2KXGS5
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- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #914,599 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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"This book would be great as a read-aloud for class discussions of the Supreme Court, or United States government, or of important people in public service. It would also be good for independent reading by students interested in biographies or political figures." --School Library Connection
About the Author
Lulu Delacre (www.luludelacre.com) has been writing and illustrating children's books since 1980. Born and raised in Puerto Rico to Argentinean parents, Delacre is a three-time Pura Belpré Award honoree. Her thirty-eight titles include Arroz con Leche: Popular Songs and Rhymes from Latin America; Us, in Progress: Short Stories About Young Latinos; and ¡Olinguito, de la A a la Z! Descubriendo el bosque nublado/Olinguito, from A to Z! Unveiling the Cloud Forest. Delacre has lectured internationally, served as a juror for the National Book Awards, and exhibited her work at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, among other venues. --This text refers to the hardcover edition.
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Sonia Sotomayor’s story is told in an accessible and interesting way. So much of her story is about her love of reading, and reading balanced with a lot of real life challenges of her childhood like poverty, language acquisition, and diabetes. Alongside those challenges, her story is also rich in culture, in love, and a spirit of adventure.
My 10-year-old son and 7-year-old daughter have now read the book several times. I’m so happy about that, because I can’t think of a better role model in a kids’ biography than Sonia Sotomayor. Here are some other things I love about their reading experience:
1- They got curious and interested in the Supreme Court and wanted to learn more about the judicial branch of the United States government.
2- They both love reading, but had thought of it as a hobby. It’s really inspiring how Justice Sotomayor tells her story through her reading and achievements. My kids got to thinking a bit more expansively about reading.
3- My kids had a lot of questions about some of the challenges Justice Sotomayor faced as a child, and I was thrilled to talk more about inequities in the American education system with them in a way they could “get.”
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