Sonia Sotomayor

First Hispanic U.S. Supreme Court Justice

From the Series Gateway Biographies

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 8   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 5

When President Barack Obama nominated Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court of the United States, the country celebrated. Not only would the Supreme Court welcome its third woman justice but also its first Hispanic member. Many Americans saw the appointment of the first Hispanic justice as an important step in the civil rights movement.

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Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 5
Genre Nonfiction
Copyright 2010
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Lerner Publications ™
Language English
Number of Pages 48
Publication Date 2010-01-01
Reading Counts! Level 7.3
Text Type Narrative Nonfiction
BISACS JNF007120, JNF007020, JNF007050
Dewey 347.73'2634
Graphics 1-color illustrations, Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7 x 9
Lexile 940
ATOS Reading Level 6.4
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 134894
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Bibliography/further reading, Index, Reviewed, Sidebars, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, and Timeline



“Simply and attractively designed, the book is illustrated with color snapshots and posed photos of Sotomayor, her family, the schools she attended, and other people and places mentioned in the text. . . . A good starting place for young people curious about Justice Sotomayor.”

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“Well organized and straightforward, this biography is appealing with its bright photographs and bold, easy-to-read font. . . . An informative, interesting, and, most of all, inspiring read.”
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