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My beloved world, Sonia Sotomayor

Label
My beloved world
Title
My beloved world
Statement of responsibility
Sonia Sotomayor
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
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 daibetes 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
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sotomayor, Sonia
Dewey number
  • 347.73/2634092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
Language note
In English; some text in Spanish
LC call number
KF8745.S67
LC item number
A3 2013
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sotomayor, Sonia
  • United States
  • Hispanic American judges
  • Hispanic American women
  • Judges
Label
My beloved world, Sonia Sotomayor
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"This is a Borzoi book."--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn793578874
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 315 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780307594884
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012031797
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)793578874
Label
My beloved world, Sonia Sotomayor
Publication
Note
"This is a Borzoi book."--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn793578874
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 315 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780307594884
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012031797
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)793578874

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