Thursday, November 25, 2021

Fall Reading 2021 She Persisted: Sonia Sotomayor

Gr. 1 - 4 This full-length biography of Sonia Sotomayor is part of the series expanding on the original profiles in She Persisted.  Author Meg Medina takes readers through the stages of Sonia’s life from learning to walk at the age of seven months to her appointment as the first Latina Supreme Court Justice. Challenges like the discovery that Sonia had diabetes are balanced by triumphs such as being accepted to Princeton. Instances of unfairness fuel her desire to make things more just. Back matter includes suggestions for building confidence just as Sonia did by joining the school forensics team. Additional material includes an introduction from Chelsea Clinton, author and illustrator details, and a complete reference list. This title would be a good title for a unit on pioneering women and Latinx individuals. VERDICT: An engaging read for elementary classrooms and a welcome addition to library biography sections.

(My review originally appeared in School Library Journal, vol. 67, no.6, June 2021, pp. 74+.)

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