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Author Sotomayor, Sonia, 1954-
Title My beloved world / Sonia Sotomayor.
Published New York : Knopf, 2013.
Book Cover
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 Floor3  KF8745.S67 A3 2013    IN LIBRARY
  
Description ix, 315 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Note "This is a Borzoi book."--T.p. verso.
Contents Needles -- At home -- Abuelita -- Gilmar's goodbyes -- Trips to Puerto Rico -- Papi's death -- El luto -- Celina's story -- Transformation -- Diabetes, Nancy Drew, Perry Mason -- Middle school -- Transition to CSHS, first job -- Co-op city / high school -- Forensics club, Celina starts hostos -- College dreams -- Princeton -- Abuelita's death -- Puerto Rican identity -- Pyne prize, graduation, wedding -- Yale -- Morgenthau recruiting -- D.A.'s office : learning the ropes -- Divorce -- Found families -- Child porn, Tarzan, Nelson's death -- PRLDEF, pro bono -- Pavia and Harcourt -- Diabetes, personal growth -- Judge.
Summary An instant American icon, the third woman, and the first Hispanic on the U.S. Supreme Court, the author tells the story of her life before becoming a judge, in this personal memoir. Here the author recounts her life from a Bronx housing project to the federal bench, a progress that is testament to her extraordinary determination and the power of believing in oneself. She writes of her precarious childhood, with an alcoholic father (who would die when she was nine), and a devoted but overburdened mother, and of the refuge she took 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. She describes her resolve, and how she made this dream become reality: valedictorian of her high school class, summa cum laude at Princeton, Yale Law, prosecutor in the Manhattan D.A.'s office, private practice, federal district judge before the age of forty. She writes about her deeply valued mentors, about her failed marriage, about her cherished family of friends. Through her still-astonished eyes, America's infinite possibilities are envisioned anew in this story of self-discovery and self-invention.
Subject Sotomayor, Sonia, 1954-
Hispanic American judges -- Biography.
Hispanic American women -- Biography.
Judges -- United States -- Biography.
United States. Supreme Court -- Officials and employees -- Biography.
ISBN 9780307594884 (hardback)
0307594882 (hardback)
OCLC number 793578874