Sonia Sotomayor to speak at Free Library about her new children's books

Rachel Kurland
September 05, 2018 - 9:55 am
Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor participates the 18th annual Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington D.C., Sept. 1, 2018.

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor will be at the Free Library of Philadelphia Wednesday evening to promote her new children's books, "The Beloved World of Sonia Sotomayor" and "Turning Pages: My Life Story."

Sotomayor, the first Hispanic Supreme Court justice, credits books for informing her childhood and helping her cope with the difficulties of life growing up in a Bronx housing project.

The picture book "Turning Pages: My Life Story" is also available in Spanish, "Pasando Páginas."

"The Beloved World of Sonia Sotomayor" — also available in Spanish — is an adaptation for middle school students based on her bestselling memoir for adults, "My Beloved World."

The soldout event will take place at Parkway Central Library, located at 1901 Vine St., at 6 p.m.