A “searching and emotionally intimate memoir” (The New York Times) told with a candor never before undertaken by a sitting Justice. This “powerful defense of empathy” (The Washington Post) is destined to become a classic of self-invention and self-discovery. The first Hispanic and third woman appointed to the United States Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor has become an instant American icon. In this story of human triumph that “hums with hope and exhilaration” (NPR), she recounts her life from a Bronx housing project to the federal bench, a journey that offers an inspiring testament to her own extraordinary determination and the power of believing in oneself. Here is the story of a precarious childhood, with an alcoholic father (who would die when she was nine) and a devoted but overburdened mother, and of the refuge a little girl took from the turmoil at home with her passionately spirited paternal grandmother. But it was when she was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes 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, a dream that would sustain her on an unlikely course, from valedictorian of her high school class to the highest honors at Princeton, Yale Law School, the New York County District Attorney’s office, private practice, and appointment to the Federal District Court before the age of forty. Along the way we see how she was shaped by her invaluable mentors, a failed marriage, and the modern version of extended family she has created from cherished friends and their children. Through her still-astonished eyes, America’s infinite possibilities are envisioned anew in this warm and honest book.
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A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! “[Doesn’t shy] away from the hard truths of Sotomayor’s childhood . . .[and] discusses real-world issues like racism, privilege, and affirmative action.” —The Washington Post Discover the inspiring life of Justice Sonia Sotomayor, the first Latina and third woman appointed to the United States Supreme Court, in this middle-grade adaptation of her bestselling adult memoir, My Beloved World. Includes an 8-page photo insert and a brief history of the Supreme Court. Sonia Sotomayor was just a girl when she dared to dream big. Her dream? To become a lawyer and a judge even though she’d never met one of either, and none lived in her neighborhood. Sonia did not let the hardships of her background—which included growing up in the rough housing projects of New York City’s South Bronx, dealing with juvenile diabetes, coping with parents who argued and fought personal demons, and worrying about money—stand in her way. Always, she believed in herself. Her determination, along with guidance from generous mentors and the unwavering love of her extended Puerto Rican family, propelled her ever forward. Eventually, all of Sonia’s hard work led to her appointment as an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court in 2009, a role that she has held ever since. Learn about Justice Sotomayor’s rise and her amazing work as well as about the Supreme Court in this fascinating memoir that shows that no matter the obstacles, dreams can come true. A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2018! “People—I add children—who live in difficult circumstances need to know that happy endings are possible.” —Justice Sonia Sotomayor on why she writes books (ABC News)
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor tells her own story for young readers for the very first time! As the first Latina Supreme Court Justice, Sonia Sotomayor has inspired young people around the world to reach for their dreams. But what inspired her? For young Sonia, the answer was books! They were her mirrors, her maps, her friends, and her teachers. They helped her to connect with her family in New York and in Puerto Rico, to deal with her diabetes diagnosis, to cope with her father's death, to uncover the secrets of the world, and to dream of a future for herself in which anything was possible. In Turning Pages, Justice Sotomayor shares that love of books with a new generation of readers, and inspires them to read and puzzle and dream for themselves. Accompanied by Lulu Delacre's vibrant art, this story of the Justice's life shows readers that the world is full of promise and possibility--all they need to do is turn the page. Praise for Turning Pages: * "A sincere and insightful autobiography that also demonstrates the power of the written word. A winning addition to libraries that serve young readers." --School Library Journal, starred review "A personal and appealing book made to inspire." --Booklist "A thoughtful introduction to both the power of reading and an inspiring role model." --Kirkus Reviews "This book would be great as a read-aloud for class discussions of the Supreme Court, or United States government, or of important people in public service. It would also be good for independent reading by students interested in biographies or political figures." --School Library Connection
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This book takes you through my personal journey with spirituality, based on Helen Bartons teachings of her Seven Spiritual Truths. These ancient Truths have helped me understand my purpose
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor and award-winning artist Rafael Lopez create a kind and caring book about the differences that make each of us unique. A #1 New York Times bestseller! Winner of the Schneider Family Book Award! Feeling different, especially as a kid, can be tough. But in the same way that different types of plants and flowers make a garden more beautiful and enjoyable, different types of people make our world more vibrant and wonderful. In Just Ask, United States Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor celebrates the different abilities kids (and people of all ages) have. Using her own experience as a child who was diagnosed with diabetes, Justice Sotomayor writes about children with all sorts of challenges--and looks at the special powers those kids have as well. As the kids work together to build a community garden, asking questions of each other along the way, this book encourages readers to do the same: When we come across someone who is different from us but we're not sure why, all we have to do is Just Ask. Praise for Just Ask: * "Addressing topics too often ignored, this picture book presents information in a direct and wonderfully child-friendly way." --Booklist, *STARRED REVIEW* "An affirmative, delightfully diverse overview of disabilities." --Kirkus Reviews "A hopeful and sunny exploration of the many things that make us unique [with] dynamic and vibrant illustrations [that] emphasize each character’s unique abilities. . . . A thoughtful and empathetic story of inclusion." --SLJ
"I knew she'd be trouble." So quipped Antonin Scalia about Sonia Sotomayor at the Supreme Court's annual end-of-term party in 2010. It's usually the sort of event one would expect from such a grand institution, with gentle parodies of the justices performed by their law clerks, but this year Sotomayor decided to shake it up—flooding the room with salsa music and coaxing her fellow justices to dance. It was little surprise in 2009 that President Barack Obama nominated a Hispanic judge to replace the retiring justice David Souter. The fact that there had never been a nominee to the nation's highest court from the nation's fastest growing minority had long been apparent. So the time was ripe—but how did it come to be Sonia Sotomayor? In Breaking In: The Rise of Sonia Sotomayor and the Politics of Justice, the veteran journalist Joan Biskupic answers that question. This is the story of how two forces providentially merged—the large ambitions of a talented Puerto Rican girl raised in the projects in the Bronx and the increasing political presence of Hispanics, from California to Texas, from Florida to the Northeast—resulting in a historical appointment. And this is not just a tale about breaking barriers as a Puerto Rican. It's about breaking barriers as a justice. Biskupic, the author of highly praised judicial biographies of Justice Antonin Scalia and Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, now pulls back the curtain on the Supreme Court nomination process, revealing the networks Sotomayor built and the skills she cultivated to go where no Hispanic has gone before. We see other potential candidates edged out along the way. And we see how, in challenging tradition and expanding our idea of a justice (as well as expanding her public persona), Sotomayor has created tension within and without the court's marble halls. As a Supreme Court justice, Sotomayor has shared her personal story to an unprecedented degree. And that story—of a Latina who emerged from tough times in the
The dilemmas faced by disadvantaged college students seeking upward mobility and what educators can do to help these students flourish Upward mobility through higher education has been an article of faith for generations of working-class, low-income, and immigrant college students. While this path usually entails financial sacrifices and hard work, little attention has been paid to the personal compromises such students make as they enter worlds vastly different from their own. Measuring the true cost of higher education for those from disadvantaged backgrounds, Moving Up without Losing Your Way looks at the ethical dilemmas of upward mobility—the broken ties with family and friends, and the loss of community and identity—faced by students as they strive to earn a successful place in society. Drawing upon philosophy, social science, personal stories, and interviews, Jennifer Morton reframes the college experience, factoring in not just educational and career opportunities but also essential relationships. She urges educators to empower students with a new narrative, one that might allow them to achieve social mobility while retaining their best selves.
High Sorcerer Feline of the Ellfs escapes from the Skethrylln of the Adlamar Spiral to discover that L'Enfant de La Lune escaped from the torches of the Celts. Feline quickly resumes his interrupted mission to fall under attack by an ancient enemy. With his life under threat from the Gaelic War Goddess and his freedom threatened by the Skethrylln he escaped Feline must call upon the aid of another sorcerer to help him reclaim La Lune's half of Porpoise's separated soul while keeping this helper's purpose a secret from Moon Child and her foster-mother Artemis, Greek Goddess of the Moon and hunt.
This book will address the speech issues that affect all people, but specifically focus on the concerns of young adults—not just the how and whys of each issue, but how to cope with them. It will include teen interviews/stories, expert quotes, history of different conditions, definitions of technical terms necessary for understanding the conditions, media concerning speech problems (such as The King’s Speech), and short biographies of well-known people who have dealt with and/or overcome these same issues.
“Never before has the delight and wonder experienced in young love, in which is implicit physical discovery, been conveyed with such touching honesty or with rhapsody so involving unconscious pathos. Those who seek to drag any honest writing through the gutters of their own minds will do the same with this. Those who are not afraid of the strange miracle of life will understand this brave verse.” —William Rose Benét
A Select Library of the Nicene and Post Nicene Fathers of the Christian Church St Augustin Homilies on the Gospel of John Homilies on the First epistle of John Soliloquies
- Author : Anonim
- Publisher : Unknown
- Release Date : 1888
- Genre : Christian literature, Early
- Pages : 231
- ISBN : UTEXAS:059171104799426
All hell was raging against my mind. I needed some time alone with the Lord and to just be alone, away from everyone. I needed to calm myself down. The only solace I could find was in a washroom. In that little cubicle, totally at the end of myself, I surrendered to His will. Nothing else mattered at this point except what He wanted. Knowing I was in my Heavenly Father 's hand, I cried Lord by obedience I will go. Give me your words to say. Help me Lord! Sonia McLeod, a former alcoholic and drug addict, shares the miraculous story of how God delivered her from a street life of drugs, alcohol, and prostitution. Hear the heart of this woman as she takes us through a journey of faith amidst great tragedy, heartbreak, and betrayal. Cast aside by friends, family, and finally by her husband, she emerges from the ashes of ruin and rejection in the arms of her true lover, Jesus Christ. I was not going to give up and die, but it was time to RISE UP in JESUS! If God can do this in Sonia 's life, He can do it in others. Pray for this book. It will touch many lives. Reverend Ernie & Shirley Linklater, Full Gospel Aboriginal Ministries, Canada Sonia McLeod, a member of the Cowessess First Nation in Saskatchewan, Canada, is a born-again believer in Jesus Christ. Since the writing of this book she has pursued studies in Social Work, gotten married, and is working on reaching First Nation and indigenous communities across Canada and the world. Derek and Sonia McLeod are both ordained ministers and are the founders of His Beloved Remnant Ministries. They are currently working on establishing The House of Rahab, a Christ-based rehabilitation center for troubled women. Website: www.riseupmybeloved.com
Many years ago, a torchbearer was born in the land of the rising sunone of the four promised who would show the light unto our people for the ultimate march to freedom. He was born to light up the path to the unseen future that is wrapped in the cloak of a terrible past, coated in blood. The wise ones tell that no matter how men twist it, truth is capable of straddling the millennia and remain inviolate. Do you know the truth about the genocide the world chose to deny? This is the story of my beloved Biafra, of her people, her heroes. Listen to the story of the pains of my people and the wars that never end. Hear the strident voices of the peoples cry for freedom and the echo of their undying resolve. Let there be no doubt that as long as the earth abides, the sun shall rise again in Biafra.
In May 2017, my world came crashing down—I lost my happiness, my beloved daughter Neha. Our journey of life was flawed, with imperfections, but in spite of all the hardships, we had so much to look forward to. Just when we thought life was getting back on track, tragedy hit, without any notice and when we least expected it. Looking back, Neha’s life was short but meaningful in so many ways, and of course, extraordinary just like her.
- Author : Aleksandr Nikolayevich Scriabin
- Publisher : Unknown
- Release Date : 2009
- Genre : Piano music
- Pages : 48
- ISBN : UOM:39015085644121
AUTHOR WINNER OF THE BAMAHANE PRIZEIn a compelling, richly researched novel that draws from hundreds of letters, diary entries and original sources, Jonathan Kis-Lev tells the fascinating, untold story of the mentorship and friendship between Annie Sullivan and her pupil Helen Keller. While blindness and deafness, financial strains, a failed love affair and inner struggles threaten to shape their world, the two women choose to redefine love and friendship, and subsequently to shape the history of education. "A triumphant, controversial, and fascinating plunge into a mentor-mentee relationship . . . Irresistible."-THE REVIEWER "Gorgeous . . . Moves with the pace of a thriller."-THIS WEEK BOOK EXCERPT (printed with permission):"Annie sat down by her desk, pulled out the ink bottle and the pen, and began writing. She was excited. "To: Mrs. Hopkins,March 5th, 1888My dear Mrs. Hopkins,Yesterday it was a year since I arrived in Alabama. A year! Can you believe it? Oh, Mrs. Hopkins! How forlorn and weary I was, nobody, not even you can imagine! I remember how the conductor on the train tried to comfort me. He noticed that I cried a great deal, and he did his best to cheer me. I remember getting off the train and meeting Mrs. Keller in the carriage. When she spoke, a great weight rolled off my heart, there was such sweetness and refinement in her voice! It is a wonder how much of one's character and disposition is revealed in one's voice. There is no doubt in my mind that the voice is a truer index to character than the face. We learn to control the expression of our features; but very few ever succeed in controlling their voices.I remember arriving at the house and seeing Helen for the first time. How disappointed I was when the untamed little creature stubbornly refused to kiss me and struggled frantically to free herself from my embrace! She touched my bag and tried to open it, searching for food. When her mother took her away from my bag Helen began to kick violently. T