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Sonia Sotomayor became an Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court in 2009. She is the court's first Hispanic justice and its third female justice. Living the American dream, she grew up in public housing in the Bronx in New York City, born to Puerto Rican parents who immigrated to the United States. She graduated as valedictorian of her class at Cardinal Spellman High School in New York, and graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University.
At Yale Law School, she served as editor of the Yale Law School Journal. Fresh out of law school, she became a big-city prosecutor as assistant district attorney in Manhattan. Later, she became a corporate litigator in private practice. She was appointed to the U.S District Court by President George H.W. Bush and to the U.S. Court of Appeals by President Clinton. Her first book is a candid, personal story of self discovery and the possibilities of America as seen through her "still-astonished eyes."
She will greet fans and sign books at the end of the evening.