I Am Sonia Sotomayor
Sonia Sotomayor, the first Latina Supreme Court Justice, is the subject of the sixteenth picture book in the New York Times bestselling series of biographies about heroes.This friendly, fun biography series focuses on the traits that made our heroes great--the traits that kids can aspire to in order to live heroically themselves. Each book tells the story of one of America's icons in a lively, conversational way that works well for the youngest nonfiction readers and that always includes the hero's childhood influences. At the back are an excellent timeline and photos. This volume features Sonia Sotomayor, the first Latina Supreme Court Justice.

I Am Sonia Sotomayor Details

TitleI Am Sonia Sotomayor
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseNov 13th, 2018
PublisherDial Books
ISBN-139780735228733
Rating
GenreBiography, Childrens, Picture Books, Nonfiction, Social Movements, Social Justice

I Am Sonia Sotomayor Review

  • Brad Meltzer
    January 1, 1970
    What can I say? Meltzer is my favorite author. Seriously, I can't wait for you to read this book. Chris knocked it out of the universe.
  • Shauna Yusko
    January 1, 1970
    Pair with Turning Pages.
  • KC
    January 1, 1970
    Love this series
  • Michele Knott
    January 1, 1970
    A fantastic introduction to Sonia Sotomayor. Pairs well with her "Turning Pages" picture book.
  • Barbara
    January 1, 1970
    Teachers and caregivers will certainly want to add this title, part of the Ordinary People Change the World series to their libraries. Featuring the first Hispanic and third woman to be appointed to the Supreme Court, the book is quite accessible as it describes Sonia Sotomayor's formative years growing up in the Bronx borough of New York, and how she set and reached various professional goals. Young readers will appreciate the graphic novel format used in telling her inspiring story as well as Teachers and caregivers will certainly want to add this title, part of the Ordinary People Change the World series to their libraries. Featuring the first Hispanic and third woman to be appointed to the Supreme Court, the book is quite accessible as it describes Sonia Sotomayor's formative years growing up in the Bronx borough of New York, and how she set and reached various professional goals. Young readers will appreciate the graphic novel format used in telling her inspiring story as well as the challenges she faced with diabetes and the death of her father. The Supreme Court Justice even offers some helpful advice to encourage others who might have been born poor or learned English as a second language. This series is highly addictive, and I cannot imagine a youngster who wouldn't find it entertaining and informative. I know that I enjoyed the book a great deal even though the caricature of Sonia at a later age sometimes seemed a bit odd.
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  • Amie
    January 1, 1970
    This was FANTASTIC. My teenager didn't balk at it (too much) and my three year old was engaged. I knew a little bit about Sonia, because we'd read another picture book biography before, but this greatly elaborated on that. I enjoyed it.
  • Michael
    January 1, 1970
    Informative, accessible and inspiring, a book that should inspire many children to reach beyond their dreams. Justice Sotomayor is revealed to be a hardworking, deep-thinking woman who came from absolutely no means to become one of the most influential people in the United States today.
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  • Earl
    January 1, 1970
    Ordinary People Change the World is a biographical picture book series from Brad Meltzer, best known as a bestselling author of adult thrillers. Positive and inspiring for preschoolers. Christopher Eliopoulos’ cute illustrations just add another layer of appeal! Introducing young readers to these ordinary people who fought against stereotypes and/or injustice, the books have tackled various well-known people and their causes. This one is great to pair with Justice Sotomayor's picture book autobi Ordinary People Change the World is a biographical picture book series from Brad Meltzer, best known as a bestselling author of adult thrillers. Positive and inspiring for preschoolers. Christopher Eliopoulos’ cute illustrations just add another layer of appeal! Introducing young readers to these ordinary people who fought against stereotypes and/or injustice, the books have tackled various well-known people and their causes. This one is great to pair with Justice Sotomayor's picture book autobiography, Turning Pages.
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  • Lindsey
    January 1, 1970
    What a fun way to introduce my kid to an important woman. We love this series!
  • Yapha
    January 1, 1970
    Phenomenal biography of an incredible person. Some of the pages hit me so hard I had to share them with people around me. A must read for grades 2 & up.
  • Rusty
    January 1, 1970
    My favorite of the series.
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