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Author: Sonia Sotomayor
Publisher: New York : Knopf, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Sonia Sotomayor
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sonia Sotomayor
ISBN: 9780307594884 0307594882
Language Note: In English; some text in Spanish.
OCLC Number: 793578874
Notes: "This is a Borzoi book."--T.p. verso.
Description: ix, 315 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 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.
Responsibility: Sonia Sotomayor.

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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."--
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