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She Persisted: Sonia Sotomayor

By Carrie Kingsley, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Engrossing look at first Latina Supreme Court justice.

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Hard work, perseverance, and a deep commitment to fairness are all front and center in this informative, fascinating biography of America's first Latina Supreme Court justice. She Persisted: Sonia Sotomayor has a long focus on her early life, the struggles she faced, and the difficult moments that changed the course of her life. Authors Meg Medina and Chelsea Clinton don’t shy away from the details of Sotomayor's family struggles, which offers young readers a chance to see their own imperfect lives as a work in progress, and a step on the way to great things for themselves. The information about diabetes is helpful, and the list of ways to persist is both varied and practical.

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