Sonia Sotomayor by Carmen T. Bernier-Grand
Supreme Court Justice

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On August 8, 2009, Sonia Sotomayor became the U.S. Supreme Court's first Hispanic justice and the third woman to serve the Court. In elegant free verse, Carmen T. Bernier-Grand describes Sotomayor's remarkable journey from her childhood in the projects near Yankee Stadium to her stellar academic achievements at Ivy League universities to her rapid rise in the legal profession. When confirmed as a federal judge in the Southern District of New York, she said, "I feel I can touch the sky." Also included: Biographical Summary, Glossary, Chronology, Sources, and Notes.
 

About Carmen T. Bernier-Grand

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Carmen T. Bernier-Grand is a storyteller who works in schools and libraries in the Pacific Northwest. This is her first I Can Read Book. She was born in Puerto Rico and now lives in Portland, OR.Ernesto Ramos Nieves is a freelance graphic artist and illustrator. This is his first picturebook. He was born in Puerto Rico and now lives in New York, NY.
 
Published October 23, 2012 by Two Lions. 48 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences, Children's Books.

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There's a certain sloppiness of ideas, too: The verses that mention Cardinal Spellman High School, Sotomayor’s alma mater, take nuns to task when the school was also administered by religious brothers and priests, and in the prose summary, “Legend has it that Sonia saved baseball” seems an odd us...

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