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Inspired by the #1 New York Times bestseller She Persisted by Chelsea Clinton and Alexandra Boiger comes a chapter book series about women who stood up, spoke up and rose up against the odds! In this chapter book biography by Meg Medina, the award-winning author of Merci Suarez Changes Gears and Mango, Abuela, and Me, readers learn about the amazing life of Sonia Sotomayor- Inspired by the #1 New York Times bestseller She Persisted by Chelsea Clinton and Alexandra Boiger comes a chapter book series about women who stood up, spoke up and rose up against the odds! In this chapter book biography by Meg Medina, the award-winning author of Merci Suarez Changes Gears and Mango, Abuela, and Me, readers learn about the amazing life of Sonia Sotomayor--and how she persisted. Sonia Sotomayor is the first Latina Supreme Court Justice in the history of the United States, but her road there wasn't easy. She overcame many challenges along the way, including a diagnosis of diabetes at age seven. But she didn't let that stop her from achieving her dream and inspiring children all over the world to work hard and believe in themselves. Complete with an introduction from Chelsea Clinton! Praise for She Persisted: Sonia Sotomayor Engaging and accessible . . . The compelling story of an inspirational role model. -- Kirkus Reviews


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Inspired by the #1 New York Times bestseller She Persisted by Chelsea Clinton and Alexandra Boiger comes a chapter book series about women who stood up, spoke up and rose up against the odds! In this chapter book biography by Meg Medina, the award-winning author of Merci Suarez Changes Gears and Mango, Abuela, and Me, readers learn about the amazing life of Sonia Sotomayor- Inspired by the #1 New York Times bestseller She Persisted by Chelsea Clinton and Alexandra Boiger comes a chapter book series about women who stood up, spoke up and rose up against the odds! In this chapter book biography by Meg Medina, the award-winning author of Merci Suarez Changes Gears and Mango, Abuela, and Me, readers learn about the amazing life of Sonia Sotomayor--and how she persisted. Sonia Sotomayor is the first Latina Supreme Court Justice in the history of the United States, but her road there wasn't easy. She overcame many challenges along the way, including a diagnosis of diabetes at age seven. But she didn't let that stop her from achieving her dream and inspiring children all over the world to work hard and believe in themselves. Complete with an introduction from Chelsea Clinton! Praise for She Persisted: Sonia Sotomayor Engaging and accessible . . . The compelling story of an inspirational role model. -- Kirkus Reviews

49 review for She Persisted: Sonia Sotomayor

  1. 5 out of 5

    Patti Sabik

    Wonderful elementary biography of Sotomayor ARC provided by Edelweiss.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Pam

    I received an electronic ARC from Philomel Books through Edelweiss+. Biography of Sotomayor for elementary level readers. Medina emphasizes how she persevered through challenges to become a lawyer and then a judge and currently a Supreme Court Justice. The text is geared toward mid to upper elementary level and offers connection points to encourage readers to conquer odds too.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Jenn Adams

    Love this series and this was a really good one. Enjoyed the writing style and aspects of Sotomayor's life that the author chose to focus on. The Spanish chapter titles were a very nice touch. Thanks to Edelweiss and the publisher for this eARC in exchange for my honest review. Love this series and this was a really good one. Enjoyed the writing style and aspects of Sotomayor's life that the author chose to focus on. The Spanish chapter titles were a very nice touch. Thanks to Edelweiss and the publisher for this eARC in exchange for my honest review.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Sunday

    Chapter 1, p. 1 La candela From the very start, Sonia Sotomayor was la candela. Just like a flame, she was warm and burned brightly, but sometimes she was hard to handle. She learned to walk when she was only seven months old. She liked to play knights with her cousins, carrying them into battle on her back. They used mops and brooms to joust. And she had a well-known habit of spying on grown-ups and listening to their conversations whenever she could. "She is like an ají," her family said. That i Chapter 1, p. 1 La candela From the very start, Sonia Sotomayor was la candela. Just like a flame, she was warm and burned brightly, but sometimes she was hard to handle. She learned to walk when she was only seven months old. She liked to play knights with her cousins, carrying them into battle on her back. They used mops and brooms to joust. And she had a well-known habit of spying on grown-ups and listening to their conversations whenever she could. "She is like an ají," her family said. That is the Spanish word for a hot pepper that can sometimes burn your tongue. Who would have guessed that a girl like Sonia Would become the first Latina Supreme Court Justice for the United States? DELIGHTFUL. I'm always surprised to find those boring old bios that start with "she was born in xxxx in such and such place to such and such people." Not in this bio. Meg Medina brings her talent to this short chapter book. Medina skillfully carries the "candle" THEME throughout the book, making this a good book for student-led book clubs to discuss. At different times in her life, Sotomayor has to work harder to keep the candle lit, at other times she uses her light to "brighten the way for others." HIGHLY RECOMMEND FOR GRADES 2-4TH GRADE READERS. #PAIR WITH other books in this series. Chelsea Clinton has made a smart move in asking talented writers to write each in the series (e.g., Andrea Davis Pinkney writes about Harriet Tubman, Lesa Cline-Ransome writes about Claudette Colvin).

  5. 5 out of 5

    Barbara

    The She Persisted picture book series gave birth to this chapter book series about women who persisted through various life challenges. This biography focuses on Sonia Sotomayor, the first Latinx member of the Supreme Court. Growing up in the Bronx, New York, Sonia was diagnosed with diabetes at an early age and also lost her father as the result of his alcoholism. She also had to help pull her mother out of depression after his death and deal with her own fears about public speaking as well as The She Persisted picture book series gave birth to this chapter book series about women who persisted through various life challenges. This biography focuses on Sonia Sotomayor, the first Latinx member of the Supreme Court. Growing up in the Bronx, New York, Sonia was diagnosed with diabetes at an early age and also lost her father as the result of his alcoholism. She also had to help pull her mother out of depression after his death and deal with her own fears about public speaking as well as her struggles with reading. But through all these trials, she persisted, finding solace in books and debate. Her academic career was successful, and she eventually was appointed to the highest court in the land where she makes sure the nation's Constitution is upheld. Readers will be fascinated by all the tough times Sonia endured and might find tips for their own lives in the section entitled "How You Can Persist," which offers practical advice drawn from Sonia's own experiences. This biography and the rest of the books in this series are excellent choices for any classroom library devoted to activists and/or individuals who made a difference in the world through their own persistence. The only thing I'd have wanted more of here would be some additional information on Sotomayor's work as a lawyer before being appointed to the Supreme Court.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Ellon

    I have to say, I had high expectations seeing that this was written by Meg Medina but overall the book was just alright for me. It did have some great information about Sonia and told it in an interesting way. But I wish it had a little bit more about her life as a judge, that part seemed glossed over. Also, all the chapter titles are in Spanish with no translation anywhere in the book. For the first chapter, it is easy to figure out the meaning of the Spanish word with context clues but the res I have to say, I had high expectations seeing that this was written by Meg Medina but overall the book was just alright for me. It did have some great information about Sonia and told it in an interesting way. But I wish it had a little bit more about her life as a judge, that part seemed glossed over. Also, all the chapter titles are in Spanish with no translation anywhere in the book. For the first chapter, it is easy to figure out the meaning of the Spanish word with context clues but the rest of them were not easy to figure out and I had to use Google translate. I think it was a good idea to use the Spanish words but it would have been so easy to add a quick glossary/translation that would had immensely improved the book. Also, I like the list of actions that children can take at the end of the book but I do think it's a little misleading and it says they are actions if you want to become a judge but then the first thing talks about raising money for diabetes. I get that Sotomayor had diabetes so it relates to that but it has nothing to do with being a judge. Overall, a decent book about Sotomayor, I just expected more.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Ashlyn Stelmach

    Such a great introduction to Sonia Sotomayor. I didn’t know anything about her but now I do and I want to learn even more. She is such an inspiring woman and she absolutely deserves to be a Supreme Court Justice.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Laura Porto

    This was a nice little book.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Traci at The Stacks

    Very straightforward great for young kids interested in learning about history.

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