[BOOKS] ⚦ Who Is Sonia Sotomayor? Author Megan Stine – Writerscompany.co.uk


Who Is Sonia Sotomayor? Another book I would not have normally picked up on my own I don t normally read middle grade non fiction , but I m happy I read it for my stepson s Battle of the Books It s a breezy, interesting story about Sotomayor s life. I read this book with my 11 year old and we enjoyed hearing about Sonia Sotomayor s life including her childhood in the Bronx and how she pursed education and excelled in her jobs. I bought this as a gift It s cute and to the point but not my favorite style even for a kids book I laughed when I read that Sonia liked to dance the salsa Maybe have a Latina o edit it Idk. This best selling kids series of Who What Where offers the kind of background information that students need For adults, these books are a quick mini lessons in history that save time sifting through information on the Web. Summary Sonia Sotomayor s life accomplishments are highlighted all throughout the book It begins with her childhood and what she endured growing up to her getting accepted into Princeton After Princeton, she takes onlaw school in order to fulfill her lifelong dream of becoming a Judge There are a lot of obstacles throughout her journey, but she overcomes them and accomplishes all of her dreams Questions 1 What does the supreme court do 2 Sonia reminisces about a trip during her child Summary Sonia Sotomayor s life accomplishments are highlighted all throughout the book It begins with her childhood and what she endured growing up to her getting accepted into Princeton After Princeton, she takes onlaw school in order to fulfill her lifelong dream of becoming a Judge There are a lot of obstacles throughout her journey, but she overcomes them and accomplishes all of her dreams Questions 1 What does the supreme court do 2 Sonia reminisces about a trip during her childhood What is something you will never forget and why 3 Celina decides to trust Sonia with an important task, what is something you have been trusted with that made you feel like an adult Why did you feel grown up 4 Sonia recalls some of her friends What qualities do you look for in a friend Do you think you would be friends with yourself Why or why not 5 Have you started thinking about college What are some steps you need to take to get there Make a timeline of your goals of what this would look like Strine, M, 2017 Who Is Sonia Sotomayor Paw Prints I love reading these books alongside my 10 year old, as she learns about important people in our world and how they became the people they are were This one was of particular interest since my 10 year old also has Type One diabetes, and got diagnosed around the same age as Sonia Thankfully, medicine has come a long way since then There were a few passages about how Sonia really wanted to make the most of her life because she knew it might be cut short, and those were hard for me to know my ch I love reading these books alongside my 10 year old, as she learns about important people in our world and how they became the people they are were This one was of particular interest since my 10 year old also has Type One diabetes, and got diagnosed around the same age as Sonia Thankfully, medicine has come a long way since then There were a few passages about how Sonia really wanted to make the most of her life because she knew it might be cut short, and those were hard for me to know my child was reading, but it is also inspiring how Sonia has not let her disease slow her down Sonia was a product of Affirmative Action and is very thankful and forthcoming about getting such an opportunity She learned early on to ask for help if when she needed it a great lesson for kids and adults alike She loved Nancy Drew books like my child and dreamed of being a lawyer She s always been true to her Puerto Rican roots and is a great role model for kids today The Truly Inspiring Story Of The First Latina Supreme Court JusticeOutspoken, Energetic, And Fun, Sonia Sotomayor Has Managed To Turn Every Struggle In Life Into A Triumph Born In The Bronx To Immigrant Parents From Puerto Rico, Sonia Found Out At Age Nine That She Had Diabetes, A Serious Illness Now But An Even Dangerous One Fifty Years Ago How Did Young Sonia Handle The Devastating News She Learned To Give Herself Her Daily Insulin Shots And Became Determined To Make The Most Out Of Her Life It Was The Popular Sixties TV Show Perry Mason That Made Sonia Want To Become A Lawyer Not Only A Lawyer, But A Judge Her Remarkable Career Was Capped In When President Barack Obama Nominated Her To The Supreme Court, Only The Third Woman And First Hispanic Justice In The Court S History Stories Of Sotomayor S Career Are Hardly Dry Legal Stuff She Once Hopped On A Motorcycle To Chase Down Counterfeiters And Was The Judge Whose Ruling Ended The Major League Baseball Strike In Love the opening story of her waiting for the call from the President of the United States and his advice that she always stay the same person she wasand stay connected to the world she came from I didn t realize she was diagnosed with diabetes at eight and injected her own insulin from that point on This disease made her view her life as one that would be short and that she had to be sure to live to the fullest Super sad she also lost her dad when she was 9 years old I love how dedicated Love the opening story of her waiting for the call from the President of the United States and his advice that she always stay the same person she wasand stay connected to the world she came from I didn t realize she was diagnosed with diabetes at eight and injected her own insulin from that point on This disease made her view her life as one that would be short and that she had to be sure to live to the fullest Super sad she also lost her dad when she was 9 years old I love how dedicated her mother was providing Sonia and her brother with a good education, and how Sonia than used that education even while she was still getting it at Princeton to help minorities I love how she stood up for Affirmative Action while attending Yale Law school, and raced around with cops to catch criminals The Who Isbiography series are perfect for elementary or intermediate age students interested in learning about the featured person for an assignment or just for an exciting read The afterward portion in this edition has a timeline on one side showing key events in Sonia Sotomayor s life and the opposite page shows worldwide key events during the same time period Making for an interesting comparison and will help readers get a better feel for what else was happening at those times a cool e The Who Isbiography series are perfect for elementary or intermediate age students interested in learning about the featured person for an assignment or just for an exciting read The afterward portion in this edition has a timeline on one side showing key events in Sonia Sotomayor s life and the opposite page shows worldwide key events during the same time period Making for an interesting comparison and will help readers get a better feel for what else was happening at those times a cool extra feature I haven t seen in many books Excellent children s chapter book on Sonia SotomayorExcellent children s chapter book on the life of Sonia Sotomayor This book goes into a brief history of Sonia s history including her early schooling, diabetes, getting into Princeton and Yale law school , her extra curricular activities during school, and then her extraordinary career leading up to the supreme court Excellent book for an older child Very inspiring.


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About the Author: Megan Stine

Megan Stine is the Editor in Chief of Real U Guides and the author ofthan 100 books for young readers including Trauma Rama, an etiquette book for teenagers published by Seventeen magazine, and several titles in a series based on the popular 1990 s television series Party of Five A frequent writer of books in the enormously popular Mary Kate and Ashley series, she is the best selling author of Likes Me, Likes Me Not and Instant Boyfriend She has worked with CBS and ABC in developing comedy and drama television pilots, and has written comedy material for a well known radio personality in New York When she isn t writing, she is a portrait and fine art photographer and a contributing photographer for the Real U series of guides.