Free; ages 9-12
Explore the life and career of the U.S. Supreme Court justice who swore in Vice President Kamala Harris with her memoir for middle readers, The Beloved World of Sonia Sotomayor. Before all of Sotomayor’s accomplishments and firsts, she was a girl growing up in the Bronx. Learn more about her family, her community, and the struggles and successes she experienced. “[Her] exceptional trajectory, told with a storyteller’s talent, is filled with a candor and honesty that make her story eminently accessible to young readers…. A must read.” (Kirkus Reviews).
Discuss the book with other families, ask historian Anna Danzinger Halperin questions, and discover related primary sources from our collection.
New-York Historical is now open to visitors—learn more. The DiMenna Children's History Museum remains temporarily closed.