Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Happy Birthday Sonia!

Here at Girl With The Wind one of Girl's biggest role models is that of U.S Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. You can tell from previous stories/posts that I just love her story and how she grew up to be Sonia. She is an inspiration to the Latina community and to young girls and boys living in poor circumstances to achieve more in education and in their life, whatever they choose to do. 

So it is with Girl With The Wind's deepest heartfelt praise to wish Sonia a 

Very Happy Birthday!

From A Mighty Girl Facebook Page: 
Happy 59th birthday to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Maria Sotomayor, the first Latina and the third woman to serve as a Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. Born in 1954 to Puerto Rican immigrants living in the Bronx, her family had very limited financial means but placed a strong emphasis on the importance of education. 

Focused on a legal career from early on in life, Sonia Sotomayor overcame a series of challenging obstacles in order to pursue her dream. She also developed a strong sense of identity, and pride in her Nuyorican background. Sonia Sotomayor's current role as Supreme Court Justice was preceded by a lengthy and distinguished career within the judicial system. Today, she is viewed by many as a contemporary hero, and a model of what you can do with hard work and determination. 

For a wonderful bilingual picture book about Justice Sotomayor's childhood, we recommend "Sonia Sotomayor: A Judge Grows in the Bronx / La juez que crecio en el Bronx" for ages 4 - 8 athttp://www.amightygirl.com/sonia-sotomayor

For more bilingual Spanish/English picture books, visithttp://www.amightygirl.com/books?language=10

For more stories of Mighty Girl role models, visit our "Biography" section at http://www.amightygirl.com/books/history-biography/biography

Photo credit: Kainaz Amaria/NPR