My beloved world
—Sotomayor, Sonia, 1954-
Large Print
2013
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An instant American icon -- the first Hispanic on the U.S. Supreme Court -- tells the story of her life before becoming a judge in an inspiring, surprisingly personal memoir. With startling candor and intimacy, Sonia Sotomayor recounts her life from a Bronx housing project to the federal bench, a progress that is testament to her extraordinary determination and the power of believing in oneself. She writes of her precarious childhood and the refuge she took with her passionately spirited paternal grandmother. She describes her resolve as a young girl to become a lawyer, and how she made this dream become reality: valedictorian of her high school class, summa cum laude at Princeton, Yale Law, prosecutor in the Manhattan D.A.'s office, private practice, federal district judge before the age of forty. She writes about her deeply valued mentors, about her failed marriage, about her cherished family of friends. 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-discovery and self-invention, alongside Barack Obama's Dreams from My Father.

Item Details
Series:
Thorndike Press large print biography series.
Thorndike Press large print biography.
Subjects:
Hispanic American judges -- Biography.
Hispanic American women -- Biography.
Judges -- United States -- Biography.
Sotomayor, Sonia, 1954-
United States. Supreme Court -- Officials and employees -- Biography.
Genre:
Large type books.
ISBN:
9781410459398
Edition:
Large print ed.
Publisher, Date:
Waterville, ME : Thorndike Press, c2013.
Description:
579 pages, [16] p. of plates : illustrations, portraits (large print) ; 23 cm.
Contents:
Needles
At home
Abuelita
Gilmar's goodbyes
Trips to Puerto Rico
Papi's death
El luto
Celina's story
Transformation
Diabetes, Nancy Drew, Perry Mason
Middle school
Transition to CSHS, first job
Co-op city / high school
Forensics club, Celina starts hostos
College dreams
Princeton
Abuelita's death
Puerto Rican identity
Pyne prize, graduation, wedding
Yale
Morgenthau recruiting
D.A.'s office : learning the ropes
Divorce
Found families
Child porn, Tarzan, Nelson's death
PRLDEF, pro bono
Pavia and Harcourt
Diabetes, personal growth
Judge.
Link to PAC
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