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Sonia Sotomayor

Sonia Sotomayor

by Jonah Winter Illustrated by Edel Rodriguez

Before Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor took her seat in our nation's highest court, she was just a little girl in the South Bronx. Justice Sotomayor didn't have a lot growing up, but she had what she needed: her mother's love, a will to learn, and her own determination. With bravery she became the person she wanted to be. With hard work she succeeded. With little sunlight and only a modest plot from which to grow, Justice Sotomayor bloomed for the whole world to see.

8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Interest Level
Grades 3 - 7
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading
Number of Pages
Biography and Autobiography

About the Author and Illustrator

Contributor Image Alt Tag Jonah Winter Artist, musician, and author Jonah Winter combined his interests to create a children's book called Fair Ball! 14 Great Stars from Baseball's Negro Leagues.
Edel Rodriguez Edel Rodriguez was born in Havana, Cuba. He left for America on a boat with his parents and sister when he was 8 years old.

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