Nomination: Women Who Broke the Rules: Sonia Sotomayor

Krull, Kathleen. Women Who Broke the Rules: Sonia Sotomayor. 2015. 48p. Bloomsbury, $16.99. (978-0802737977). Gr. 4-6

Growing up in a public housing project in the 1950s and faced with the challenge of juvenile diabetes, Sonia Sotomayor was determined to be somebody who defied expectations.  Setting her sights on a career in law, she learned how to be an excellent student, which lead her to Ivy League Schools and a fast track legal career. Her ultimate, private goal to become a judge was soon realized and her strong work led President Obama to select her to be the third woman to serve on the Supreme Court.

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