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A Conversation with Justice Sonia Sotomayor

  • Sep 6 , 2018
  • $5
  • A limited number of signing line tickets will be available at the event book table, starting at 5 p.m. Guests must have a copy of Turning Pages, Pasando Pàginas, or The Beloved World of Sonia Sotomayor and a signing line ticket to enter the signing line. Books will be available at the time of ticket purchase or at the event. Pre-signed copies will also be available for purchase with tickets or at event. The Justice will only sign books – no personalizations or posed photos. 

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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor will appear in St. Louis to discuss her two children’s books, Turning Pages: My Life Story and The Beloved World of Sonia Sotomayor.

The Novel Neighbor bookstore, St. Louis Public Radio, the University of Missouri-St. Louis and Washington University School of Law are primary sponsors of this family-friendly event. On stage, Justice Sotomayor and St. Louis on the Air host Don Marsh will discuss her life and answer pre-submitted questions from children.

A limited number of signing line tickets will be available at the event book table, starting at 5 p.m. Guests must have a copy of Turning Pages, Pasando Pàginas, or The Beloved World of Sonia Sotomayor and a signing line ticket to enter the signing line. Books will be available at the time of ticket purchase or at the event. Pre-signed copies will also be available for purchase with tickets or at the event. The Justice will only sign books – no personalizations or posed photos.  

Questions for the Justice may be submitted by people under age 18. Email [email protected] with your question, name, age, and town.

Justice Sotomayor’s picture book Turning Pages, vibrantly illustrated by Lulu Delacre, shares how her life was shaped and propelled forward by her family, her own determination, and the books she read. The Beloved World of Sonia Sotomayor is the middle-grade adaptation of My Beloved World, her #1 New York Times-bestselling memoir. In sharing her own story, Sotomayor encourages children to read widely and dream big.

SONIA SOTOMAYOR was born in Bronx, New York. She earned a B.A. in 1976 from Princeton University, graduating summa cum laude and receiving the university’s highest academic honor. In 1979, she earned a J.D. from Yale Law School where she served as an editor of the Yale Law Journal. She served as Assistant District Attorney in the New York County District Attorney’s Office from 1979–1984. She then litigated international commercial matters in New York City at Pavia & Harcourt, where she served as an associate and then partner from 1984–1992. In 1991, President George H.W. Bush nominated her to the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, and she served in that role from 1992–1998. President Bill Clinton nominated her to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, where she served from 1998–2009. President Barack Obama nominated her as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court on May 26, 2009, and she assumed this role August 8, 2009.

 

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    Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 6:30 PM Add to cal
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