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The Resource My Beloved World

My Beloved World

Label
My Beloved World
Title
My Beloved World
Statement of responsibility
Sonia Sotomayor
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The first Hispanic and third woman appointed to the United States Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor has become an instant American icon. Now, with a candor and intimacy never undertaken by a sitting Justice, she recounts her life from a Bronx housing project to the federal bench, a journey that offers an inspiring testament to her own extraordinary determination and the power of believing in oneself. Here is the story of a precarious childhood, with an alcoholic father (who would die when she was nine) and a devoted but overburdened mother, and of the refuge a little girl took from the turmoil at home with her passionately spirited paternal grandmother. But it was when she was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes that the precocious Sonia recognized she must ultimately depend on herself. She would learn to give herself the insulin shots she needed to survive and soon imagined a path to a different life. With only television characters for her professional role models, and little understanding of what was involved, she determined to become a lawyer, a dream that would sustain her on an unlikely course, from valedictorian of her high school class to the highest honors at Princeton, Yale Law School, the New York County District Attorney's office, private practice, and appointment to the Federal District Court before the age of forty. Along the way we see how she was shaped by her invaluable mentors, a failed marriage, and the modern version of extended family she has created from cherished friends and their children. 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-invention and self-discovery.From the Hardcover edition
Summary
Appointed to the Supreme Court in 2009, Sonia Sotomayor became the first Latina to achieve this high judicial office. My Beloved World offers a moving portrait of her gritty South Bronx neighborhood and her extended Puerto Rican family, as well as details of the many challenges she has faced during her formative years and early career. This open, eloquent memoir describes how she overcame poverty, her father's early death, and even the onset of her own early health issues to excel in school, attend Princeton and Yale Law School -- while still remaining true to her heritage. - Description by Katherine Bradley Johnson
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Library Journal Best Books 2013
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2013
  • School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2013
Biography type
autobiography
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10160866
Cataloging source
DLC
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1954-
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Sotomayor, Sonia
Dewey number
  • 347.732634092
  • 920
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Nonfiction
Target audience
adult
Label
My Beloved World
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:3390bd0b-1003-4dc9-8753-5a7d57bdee9a
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780307962164
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
My Beloved World
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:3390bd0b-1003-4dc9-8753-5a7d57bdee9a
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780307962164
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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