This is a family-friendly event, children are welcome and encouraged to attend.
Join us in welcoming U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor to celebrate the release of her two new children’s books, TURNING PAGES: My Life Story and THE BELOVED WORLD OF SONIA SOTOMAYOR!
In this family-friendly event, Sotomayor will discuss her life story, from her birthplace in the South Bronx through her journey to become the first Hispanic and third woman appointed to the Supreme Court. Her picture book TURNING PAGES, vibrantly illustrated by Lulu Delacre, shares how Sotomayor’s life was shaped and propelled forward by her family, her own determination, and the books she read. THE BELOVED WORLD OF SONIA SOTOMAYOR is the middle grade adaptation of My Beloved World, her #1 New York Times-bestselling memoir. In sharing her own story, Sotomayor encourages children to read widely and dream big.
Sotomayor will answer questions that were submitted in advance during a Q&A portion of the event. Books can be purchased with your ticket order, and additional copies will be available on site. Justice Sotomayor will sign books after the event. You must have one of her new books to get into the signing line, but you may bring your own copy. Books purchased now will be available for pickup in the Wyly Theatre lobby before the event on September 7.
Moderated by Gloria Campos.
SONIA SOTOMAYOR was born in Bronx, New York. She earned a B.A. in 1976 from Princeton University, graduating summa cum laude and receiving the university’s highest academic honor. In 1979, she earned a J.D. from Yale Law School where she served as an editor of the Yale Law Journal. She served as Assistant District Attorney in the New York County District Attorney’s Office from 1979–1984. She then litigated international commercial matters in New York City at Pavia & Harcourt, where she served as an associate and then partner from 1984–1992. In 1991, President George H.W. Bush nominated her to the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, and she served in that role from 1992–1998. President Bill Clinton nominated her to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, where she served from 1998–2009. President Barack Obama nominated her as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court on May 26, 2009, and she assumed this role August 8, 2009.