I Am Sonia Sotomayor introduces us to the first Latina Supreme Court Justice, and this book is just as charming as the fifteen previous ones. We see her as a young girl always getting into mischief. From her family's favorite refrain - “ Sonia, what have you done now?" - I related to her dreams of being the next Nancy Drew, as I watched her mature through the pages.
These books are exceptionally well written for young children who will learn so much about these individuals in Meltzer’s pages. History is easy for young ones to grasp when they see it through the eyes of the characters themselves. Christopher Eliopoulos does an excellent job illustrating Meltzer’s ideas through the colorful pages of the life of one of America’s top justices.
If you are buying gifts this year for children in grades K-3, I strongly recommend all of the books in the Ordinary People Change the World Series.
Publisher - Dial Books
Date of Publication - November 13, 2018