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Sonia Sotomayor: A Judge Grows in the Bronx/La Juez Que Crecio En El Bronx

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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 andlt;iandgt;bloomedandlt;/iandgt; for the whole world to see. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; andlt;iandgt;Antes de que la magistrada de la Corte Suprema Sonia Sotomayor llegara al mand#225;ximo tribunal de nuestra naciand#243;n, no era mand#225;s que una niand#241;ita en el South Bronx. La magistrada Sotomayor no tuvo mucho durante sus primeros aand#241;os, pero sand#237; tuvo lo que contaba — el amor de su madre, la voluntad de aprender y su propia determinaciand#243;n. Con valentand#237;a se hizo la persona que querand#237;a ser. Con trabajo arduo triunfand#243;. Con un poquito de sol en un solarcito donde crecer, la magistrada Sotomayor floreciand#243; para que todo el mundo la vea.andlt;/iandgt;

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"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." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

A biography of U.S. Supreme Court judge, Sonia Sotomayor.

About the Author

Jonah Winter is the celebrated author of many picture book biographies, including andlt;iandgt;Barackandlt;/iandgt;, which was a andlt;iandgt;New York Timesandlt;/iandgt; bestseller. His other books include andlt;iandgt;Here Comes the Garbage Bargeandlt;/iandgt;,andlt;iandgt; Sonia Sotomayorandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;Roberto Clementeandlt;/iandgt;, and others. A poet and a painter, Mr. Winter lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781442403031
Author:
Winter, Jonah
Publisher:
Atheneum Books
Illustrator:
Rodriquez, Edel
Illustrator:
Rodriguez, Edel
Author:
Rodriguez, Edel
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Women
Subject:
Careers
Subject:
People & Places - United States
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Judges -- United States.
Subject:
Spanish language materials -- Bilingual.
Subject:
General-General
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20091131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f/c jkt + int.
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
11 x 8.5 in 14.7 oz
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
08-12

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "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." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , A biography of U.S. Supreme Court judge, Sonia Sotomayor.
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