My Beloved World

Posted: Friday, February 21, 2014, 8:34 am

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My Beloved World

Sonia Sotomayor

2013

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Erin K

Adults

Nonfiction, Audiobook

biography and memoir

In brief

5

A candid and inspiring memoir of Sonia Sotomayor's journey to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Sonia Sotomayor, the first Hispanic on the U.S. Supreme Court, tells a candid and inspiring story of her journey to the Supreme Court bench. Sotomayor grew up in a poor neighborhood in the Bronx and faced many struggles as a child. Through hard work and determination, she was able to attend Princeton for undergraduate studies and Yale for law school. She went on to work as a prosecutor in the Manhattan District Attorney's office, and then started her own private practice.

Through all of her hard work and achievements, she had many role models and mentors who helped her along the way. She writes intimately like no other Supreme Court justice before her. This is a wonderful story of hope and hard work.

I knew little about Justice Sotomayor's life and was fascinated to learn about her upbringing and rise to the bench. I was also inspired by her work ethic and willingness to learn from the people around her at every point in her career. I listened to the eAudiobook narrated by Rita Moreno, who brings the story to life. A great read for those who like inspiring memoirs.