ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NJ – The autobiography of Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor is the next book under discussion when the Atlantic Highlands Book Club meets at the library in Borough Hall on Thursday, Sept. 27 at 7. P.m.
The book, My Beloved World, is a compilation of memoirs of the New York City native who is the first Latina Supreme Court Justice in history. The daughter of a nurse and a tool and dye worker, both Puerto Rican descendants, Sotomayor was first inspired to become a judge in early life while watching an episode of Perry Mason. Although her father died when she was nine, her mother continued the parental emphasis on education, and the future Justice graduated from Cardinal Spellman High School in the Bronx, attended Princeton University, and after graduating summa cum laude, entered Yale Law School where she was editor of the Yale Law Journal. She was appointed to the Supreme Court in 2009 after serving in private practice and later the US District Court Judge for New York’s Southern District as its youngest judge, and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in 1997.
Supreme Court justice. The nomination was confirmed by the U.S. Senate in August 2009 by a vote of 68 to 31, making Sotomayor the first Latina Supreme Court justice in U.S. history.
Copies of the book are available at the library.
The autobiographical work, following discussion of follows the Book Club’s last on trees and how they function, and highlights the variety of reading interests promoted at the regular monthly meetings. Included for discussion for upcoming months are Hester by Margaret Oliphant, Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate, The Paris Wife by Paula McLain and Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann among others.
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