My Beloved World, by Sonia Sotomayor

In this inspiring and uplifting book, Justice Sotomayor tells of the story of her life up to her appointment as a federal judge at age 38. She grew up in the Bronx, her family scarred by her father’s alcoholism and early death when Sonia was nine. Her character was also shaped by her diagnosis of juvenile diabetes at age seven and her determination even as a little girl to be a lawyer and a judge, since she was no longer eligible for her first dream of police detective because of her diabetes. Her mother was determined that Sonia and her brother make the most of their education as she saw it as their path to a more prosperous life. Sonia also tells about the many family, friends and mentors who have guided her in this real American dream story. I listened to the book on CD, narrated by Rita Moreno which was excellent.

RATING: * * * * Very, very good
Reviewed by: kh

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