September 14, 2021 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
The Wild & Wonderful Readers Book Group (for ages 10-13) will meet on September 14 at 3:15pm on the Library’s front lawn to talk about the book “The Beloved World of Sonia Sotomayor” by Sonia Sotomayor. Along with the book discussion the group will do a fun activity together.
In case of bad weather, the Wild & Wonderful Readers will meet in the Library’s Reference Room. To keep our community safe, masks are encouraged when participating in programming at the Library.
Copies of “The Beloved World of Sonia Sotomayor” are available for check out at the Library’s Circulation Desk.
Sonia Sotomayor was just a girl when she dared to dream big. Her dream? To become a lawyer and a judge even though she’d never met one of either, and none lived in her neighborhood.
Sonia did not let the hardships of her background—which included growing up in the rough housing projects of New York City’s South Bronx, dealing with juvenile diabetes, coping with parents who argued and fought personal demons, and worrying about money—stand in her way. Always, she believed in herself. Her determination, along with guidance from generous mentors and the unwavering love of her extended Puerto Rican family, propelled her ever forward.
Eventually, all of Sonia’s hard work led to her appointment as an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court in 2009, a role that she has held ever since.
Learn about Justice Sotomayor’s rise and her amazing work as well as about the Supreme Court in this fascinating memoir that shows that no matter the obstacles, dreams can come true.