A Story of Courage: Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor

A Story of Courage: Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor

by Patricia Ann Marcellino, Dolores T. Burton


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Dreams can come true. Justice Sonia Maria Sotomayor's life is a story of vision, dreams, and courage. This elementary/middle-grade chapter book traces Sonia life as a child when she first dreamed of becoming a lawyer and a judge. Working hard in school, and throughout her exciting life, the Justice persevered with courage and fulfilled her dreams. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor's story serves as an example to every girl and boy that impossible dreams can come true with courage, bravery, and determination. The book includes; references, a glossary, and links to videos and websites about the Justice.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780997442120
Publisher: Breaklight Publications
Publication date: 05/27/2017
Pages: 146
Product dimensions: 5.24(w) x 7.99(h) x 0.31(d)

About the Author

A Story of Courage: Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor is Dr. Burton's fifth book. She co-authored two books for teachers and parents; The Complete Guide to RtI: An Implementation Toolkit, (2011) and Mathematics, the Common Core, and RtI: An Integrated Approach to Teaching in Today's Classrooms (2013). Her children's picture books, But You Don't Look Like Me and Bully Billy is Back! The Burrowing Owls Are Worried, teach lessons of kindness and the acceptance of differences between individuals using owl characters.
Dr. Burton retired as a chair of teacher education and a professor at New York Institute of Technology. She received two Fulbright Senior Scholar Awards to assist universities in South Africa and Iceland. She is a former teacher and school district administrator. Throughout her career, she has focused on creating opportunities for all students to obtain academic success.

Dr. Patricia Ann Marcellino is a Professor Emeritus and a former Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at the Ruth S. Ammon School of Education at Adelphi University in Garden City, Long Island, New York. She also served as an Assistant Dean at Adelphi's Schools of Business. She has experience in the career areas of Business and Education, and as an urban New York City, and suburban public school social-studies teacher. Dr. Marcellino is also the author of academic publications and book chapters in national and international venues. Her academic publications have focused on leadership, team-building, career development, and the diversity of learning when implementing Learning Pattern Theory and the Let Me Learn Process developed by Dr. Christine Johnston. Dr. Marcellino is not only the co-author of A Story of Courage: Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, she is also the author of a second e-book entitled, I Don't Want To Be A Leader: Or Do I? Don't Want To Be A Leader: Or Do I? is an e-book about a girl hesitating to run for President of her class because of the negativity she observes in the media regarding presidential elections, and the leaders who run for political office.

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