Sonia Sotomayor: A Judge Grows in the Bronx/La Juez Que Crecio En El Bronx (Hardcover)
The inspiring and timely story of Sonia Sotomayor, who rose up from a childhood of poverty and prejudice to become the first Latino to be nominated to the US Supreme Court.
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.
"Antes de que la magistrada de la Corte Suprema Sonia Sotomayor llegara al maximo tribunal de nuestra nacion, no era mas que una ninita en el South Bronx. La magistrada Sotomayor no tuvo mucho durante sus primeros anos, pero si tuvo lo que contaba -- el amor de su madre, la voluntad de aprender y su propia determinacion. Con valentia se hizo la persona que queria ser. Con trabajo arduo triunfo. Con un poquito de sol en un solarcito donde crecer, la magistrada Sotomayor florecio para que todo el mundo la vea.
About the Author
Jonah Winter is the celebrated author of many picture book biographies, including "Barack", which was a "New York Times" bestseller. His other books include "Here Comes the Garbage Barge", " Sonia Sotomayor", "Roberto Clemente", and others. A poet and a painter, Mr. Winter lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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. His drawings and illustrations have appeared in four picture books, including Float Like a Butterfly and Oye, Celia!, on stamps for the U.S. Postal Service, The New Yorker, and posters for Broadway shows. Edel has also been an art director at TIME Magazine for over a decade. He lives with his wife and daughter in New Jersey.
"Although I grew up in very modest and challenging circumstances, I consider my life to be immeasurably rich."
-- Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor
"Aunque me crié en circunstancias muy humildes y desafiantes, considero que mi vida es inmensamente rica".
-- Magistrada de la Corte Suprema Sonia Sotomayor
"[A]s impressive and meaningful as Judge Sotomayor's sterling credentials in the law is her own extraordinary journey."
-- President Barack Obama
"Tan impresionante y significativa como las credenciales legales de la juez Sotomayor es su extraordinaria jornada".
-- Presidente Barack Obama