Sonia Sotomayor Book Signing

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SJSU Hammer Theatre Center

101 Paseo De San Antonio

San Jose, CA 95113

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Join us in welcoming U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor to celebrate the release of her two new children’s books, TURNING PAGES: My Life Story and THE BELOVED WORLD OF SONIA SOTOMAYOR!

Sotomayor will discuss her life story, from her birthplace in the South Bronx through her journey to become the first Hispanic and third woman appointed to the Supreme Court. Her picture book TURNING PAGES, vibrantly illustrated by Lulu Delacre, shares how Sotomayor’s life was shaped and propelled forward by her family, her own determination, and the books she read. THE BELOVED WORLD OF SONIA SOTOMAYOR is the middle grade adaptation of My Beloved World, her #1 New York Times-bestselling memoir. In sharing her own story, Sotomayor encourages children to read widely and dream big.

Interviewing Sotomayor will be Pam Muñoz Ryan, the New York Times best-selling author of Echo, Esperanza Rising, and The Dreamer. She will moderate a Q&A with Sotomayor based on questions submitted in advance by audience members.

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SONIA SOTOMAYOR was born in Bronx, New York. She earned a B.A. in 1976 from Princeton University, graduating summa cum laude and receiving the university’s highest academic honor. In 1979, she earned a J.D. from Yale Law School where she served as an editor of the Yale Law Journal. She served as Assistant District Attorney in the New York County District Attorney’s Office from 1979–1984. She then litigated international commercial matters in New York City at Pavia & Harcourt, where she served as an associate and then partner from 1984–1992. In 1991, President George H.W. Bush nominated her to the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, and she served in that role from 1992–1998. President Bill Clinton nominated her to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, where she served from 1998–2009. President Barack Obama nominated her as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court on May 26, 2009, and she assumed this role August 8, 2009.

PAM MUÑOZ RYAN was born and raised in Bakersfield, California, holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree from San Diego State University and lives near San Diego with her family. She has written over forty books, including the novels ESPERANZA RISING, BECOMING NAOMI LEÓN, RIDING FREEDOM, PAINT THE WIND, THE DREAMER, and ECHO. Many of her stories reflect her half-Mexican heritage. She is the author recipient of the National Education Association’s Civil and Human Rights Award, the Virginia Hamilton Literary Award for Multicultural Literature, and is twice the recipient of the Pura Belpré Medal and the Willa Cather Award.



Co-sponsored by the Hammer Theatre Center. This event has no political affiliations and is not a fundraiser.

FAQs

I wasn't able to get a ticket before they sold out. Can I still get a signed book?

Tickets for this event are sold out, but you can order signed copies of TURNING PAGES and THE BELOVED WORLD OF SONIA SOTOMAYOR, to be picked up or mailed after the event, through our website:
https://www.hicklebees.com/event/sonia-sotomayor

Please note: Sotomayor will not be able to personalize these books. They will be signature only.


How many people will one ticket admit?

Each ticket will admit one (1) child or one (1) adult to the theatre. All attendees of all ages, even infants and toddlers, must have a ticket, even if he or she will be sitting in the parent's lap. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

How do I enter Sotomayor's signing line?

Your ticket includes admission to both Sotomayor's presentation and her signing line. She will sign one copy of one of the following titles: Turning Pages, Pasando páginas, and The Beloved World of Sonia Sotomayor. You must have a copy of one of these three books to enter the signing line. You may bring a copy with you, purchase a copy with your ticket, or purchase a copy at the event.


I would like to purchase a copy of her book before the event. When will they be available?

Turning Pages, Pasando páginas, and The Beloved World of Sonia Sotomayor will all be published on September 4th, 2018. They will be available to purchase at Hicklebee's starting on that date.


Will Sonia Sotomayor personalize my book?

At this event, Sonia Sotomayor is signing three titles: Turning Pages, Pasando páginas, and The Beloved World of Sonia Sotomayor. She will not personalize but will sign one (1) book per person.

She will not be able to sign or personalize other books or collectibles.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Email hicklebees @ hicklebees.com or call the store 408-292-8880

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SJSU Hammer Theatre Center

101 Paseo De San Antonio

San Jose, CA 95113

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