Sonia Sotomayor To Write Memoir

Sonia Sotomayor, the first Latina Supreme Court justice, has signed a deal with Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group to write her memoir. According the Knopf’s website:

The book, as yet untitled, will be a coming-of-age memoir by an American daughter of Puerto Rican immigrants. Sotomayor will write about growing up in the South Bronx; her relationship with her mother and the loss of her father when she was nine years old; her inspiration as a young girl to become a lawyer; her journey to Princeton University (on a full scholarship) and later to Yale Law School; and finally, to a life in the law, culminating with her appointment to the federal bench.

Sotomayor hasn’t served on the Supreme Court for long, but it sounds like her memoir will be more about her life before she became a justice. From the details about her life that were made public during last year’s nomination process—she grew up in a public housing project in the South Bronx, she loved Nancy Drew books, she ended the 1995 baseball strike—I bet she has an interesting story to tell.

The memoir will reportedly be published simultaneously in English and Spanish editions.

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