Summer Reading 2013 - "My Beloved World" by Sonia Sotomayor

Entering students will meet in small groups to discuss the autobiography by the first Hispanic Supreme Court justice. Copies are available in the Five College Libraries.

My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor

Students will gather with their housemates as part of orientation to discuss the book in sessions led by faculty and administrators. See the official announcement from the Student Life Office for more information.

Read an excerpt from the publisher's web page. Copies of the book are available in the Five College Libraries.

For more information about the book and Summer Reading Program for first year and entering students, please see the Summer Reading website.

Biographical Information

"Sonia Sotomayor graduated summa cum laude from Princeton in 1976 and from Yale Law School in 1979. She worked as an assistant district attorney in New York and then at the law firm of Pavia & Harcourt. From 1992 to 1998, she served as a judge of the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, and from 1998 to 2009 on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. In May 2009, President Barack Obama nominated her as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court; she assumed this role on August 8, 2009.” (From the Knopf web page)

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Biography in Context: Brief article and short list of resources from Contemporary Authors

Book Reviews

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See book reviews by Jason Farago and Nina Totenberg, which appear on the National Public Radio website.

To find additional book reviews search for MY BELOVED WORLD and SOTOMAYOR  in the following databases of newspaper and magazine articles:

Academic Search Premier
LexisNexis Academic

Video & Audio Interviews - interviews with Sonia Sotomayor

More Reading about Sonia Sotomayor

book cover Sonia Sotomayor by Meg Greene Sonia Sotomayor: a biography by Meg Greene
AC Frost Library:
KF 8745.S67 G74 2012
Sonia Sotomayor confirmation hearing
Confirmation hearing on the nomination of Hon. Sonia Sotomayor, to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States [electronic resource] : hearing before the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, first session, July 13-16, 2009. [Click on the link which says: "CLICK HERE FOR ALL CALL NUMBERS AND ITEM AVAILABILITY", then on the link which says: "Click here to access this Five College electronic resource"]

Past Summer Readings

Summer Reading 2012
Dreaming in French (Alice Kaplan)

Summer Reading 2011
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (Rebecca Skloot)

Summer Reading 2010
Half the Sky (Nicholas Kristoff and Sheryl WuDunn)

Summer Reading 2009
The Green Collar Economy (Van Jones)

Summer Reading 2008
Native Guard (Natasha Trethewey)

Summer Reading 2007
Persepolis (Marjane Satrapi)

Summer Reading 2006
Mountains Beyond Mountains (Tracy Kidder)

Summer Reading 2005
Kettle Bottom (Diane Gilliam Fisher)

Summer Reading 2004
The Gangster We Are All Looking For (Lê Thi Diem Thúy)

Summer Reading 2003
Atonement (Ian McEwan)

Summer Reading 2002
Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America (Barbara Ehrenreich)

Summer Reading 2001
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down (Anne Fadiman)

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