Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

One Book, One Community: Justice Sonia Sotomayor

August 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

Justice Sonia Sotomayor Headshot

The City of East Lansing and Michigan State University announce the book selection for the 2018 One Book, One Community program: “My Beloved World,” a memoir by Associate Justice┬áSonia Sotomayor, Supreme Court of the United States.

Sotomayor’s story is one of determination and the hope, tenacity, hard work and self-reliance that would propel a little girl who grew up in a Puerto Rican corner of the Bronx to the highest court in the land.

In “My Beloved World,” Sotomayor provides readers with a frank and loving account of her coming of age and her large extended family, many with roots still in Puerto Rico. Sotomayor also recounts the adversity she has faced in her life – from growing up in poverty with an at-times challenging family life to her lifelong management of juvenile diabetes and her determination to adapt to a wider world that would eventually result in her becoming the first Latina and third woman appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Come hear Justice Sotomayor speak at this community kick-off event for One Book, One Community.