â™ Book Title : The Beloved World of Sonia Sotomayor
✍Author : Sonia Sotomayor
â™›Publisher : Delacorte Books for Young Readers
♣Release Date : 2018-09-04
âśżPages : 352
â™ ISBN : 9781524771164
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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đź“ťThe Beloved World of Sonia Sotomayor Book Synopsis : In this adaptation for middle graders based on her bestselling adult memoir, My Beloved World, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Sonia Sotomayor's extraordinary life inspires. Her achievement serves as a true testament to the fact that no matter the obstacles, dreams can come true. Includes an 8-page photo insert. Sonia Sotomayor, the first Hispanic and third woman appointed to the Supreme Court of the United States, was a young girl when she dared to dream big. Her dream? To become a lawyer and a judge. As Justice Sotomayor explains, "When I was a child my family was poor and we knew no lawyers or judges and none lived in our neighborhood. I knew nothing about the Supreme Court and how much its work in reinterpreting the Constitution and the laws of the United States affected peoples' lives. You cannot dream of becoming something you don't even know about. That has been the most important lesson of my life. You have to learn to dream big dreams." Sonia did not let the hardships of her background--which included growing up in the rough housing projects of New York City's South Bronx, dealing with juvenile diabetes, coping with parents who argued and fought personal demons, and worrying about money--stand in her way. Always, she believed in herself. Her determination, along with guidance from generous mentors and the unwavering love of her extended Puerto Rican family, propelled her ever forward.

📒My Beloved World ✍ Sonia Sotomayor

â™ Book Title : My Beloved World
✍Author : Sonia Sotomayor
â™›Publisher : Vintage
♣Release Date : 2014
âśżPages : 398
â™ ISBN : 034580483X
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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đź“ťMy Beloved World Book Synopsis : The first Hispanic American on the U.S. Supreme Court shares the story of her life before becoming a judge, describing her youth in a Bronx housing project, the ambition that fueled her ivy league education, and the individuals who helped shape her career.

📒Still I Rise ✍ Marlene Wagman-Geller

â™ Book Title : Still I Rise
✍Author : Marlene Wagman-Geller
â™›Publisher : Mango Media Inc.
♣Release Date : 2017-07-25
âśżPages : 320
â™ ISBN : 9781633535954
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝Still I Rise Book Synopsis : Who are the great women leaders in history? Who are the women heroes who personify "girl power"? Intrepid women heroes: When Nelson Mandela was imprisoned in South Africa’s brutal Robben Prison, he tirelessly turned to the poem Invictus. The inspirational verse by the Victorian William Ernest Henley, penned on the occasion of the amputation of his leg. Still I Rise takes its title from a work by Maya Angelou and it resonates with the same spirit of an unconquerable soul, a woman who is captain of her fate. Just as Invictus brought solace to generations so does the contemporary classic. Still I Rise embodies the strength of character of the inspiring women profiled. Each chapter will outline the fall and rise of great women heroes who smashed all obstacles, rather than let all obstacles smash them. The book offers hope to those undergoing their own Sisyphean struggles. Intrepid women heroes are the antithesis of the traditional damsels in distress; rather than waiting for the prince, they took salvation into their own hands. Celebrate girl power! Women leaders in history celebrated in this book include: Madame C. J. Walker-first female American millionaire Aung San Suu Kyi-Burma’s first lady of freedom Betty Shabazz-civil rights activist Nellie Sachs-Holocaust survivor and Nobel Prize recipient Selma Lagerlof-first woman Nobel Laureate Fannie Lou Hamer-American voting rights activist Bessie Coleman-first African-American female pilot Wilma Randolph-first woman to win three gold medals Sonia Sotomayor-first Hispanic Supreme Court justice Wangari Maathai-Nobel Prize winner Winnifred Mandela-freedom fighter Lois Wilson-founder of Al-Anon Roxanne Quimby-co-founder of Burt’s Bees

📒Breaking In ✍ Joan Biskupic

â™ Book Title : Breaking In
✍Author : Joan Biskupic
â™›Publisher : Sarah Crichton Books
♣Release Date : 2014-10-07
âśżPages : 288
â™ ISBN : 9780374712419
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝Breaking In Book Synopsis : "I knew she'd be trouble." So quipped Antonin Scalia about Sonia Sotomayor at the Supreme Court's annual end-of-term party in 2010. It's usually the sort of event one would expect from such a grand institution, with gentle parodies of the justices performed by their law clerks, but this year Sotomayor decided to shake it up—flooding the room with salsa music and coaxing her fellow justices to dance. It was little surprise in 2009 that President Barack Obama nominated a Hispanic judge to replace the retiring justice David Souter. The fact that there had never been a nominee to the nation's highest court from the nation's fastest growing minority had long been apparent. So the time was ripe—but how did it come to be Sonia Sotomayor? In Breaking In: The Rise of Sonia Sotomayor and the Politics of Justice, the veteran journalist Joan Biskupic answers that question. This is the story of how two forces providentially merged—the large ambitions of a talented Puerto Rican girl raised in the projects in the Bronx and the increasing political presence of Hispanics, from California to Texas, from Florida to the Northeast—resulting in a historical appointment. And this is not just a tale about breaking barriers as a Puerto Rican. It's about breaking barriers as a justice. Biskupic, the author of highly praised judicial biographies of Justice Antonin Scalia and Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, now pulls back the curtain on the Supreme Court nomination process, revealing the networks Sotomayor built and the skills she cultivated to go where no Hispanic has gone before. We see other potential candidates edged out along the way. And we see how, in challenging tradition and expanding our idea of a justice (as well as expanding her public persona), Sotomayor has created tension within and without the court's marble halls. As a Supreme Court justice, Sotomayor has shared her personal story to an unprecedented degree. And that story—of a Latina who emerged from tough times in the projects not only to prevail but also to rise to the top—has even become fabric for some of her most passionate comments on matters before the Court. But there is yet more to know about the rise of Sonia Sotomayor. Breaking In offers the larger, untold story of the woman who has been called "the people's justice."

📒Marconi My Beloved ✍ Maria Cristina Marconi

â™ Book Title : Marconi My Beloved
✍Author : Maria Cristina Marconi
â™›Publisher : Branden Books
♣Release Date : 2002-03-01
âśżPages : 425
â™ ISBN : 0937832391
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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đź“ťMarconi My Beloved Book Synopsis : When in 1895 twenty-one-year-old Guglielmo Marconi made his first wireless transmission over land, he became the boy wonder of the world. When subsequently, he made similar transmissions across the Atlantic Ocean, thus proving to the world that his radio-related inventions had immediate and wide-spread applications for all of humanity, young Marconi ushered in the Age of Communication. The life, the works, the character of one of the greatest scientists of this Century, Guglielmo Marconi, the inventor of the Radio, are described in this carefully documented, impassioned and deeply involved book by an exceptional witness: his wife Maria Cristina. He was called 'The genius who gave a voice to silence'. Acclaimed by the whole world, the recipient of the most prestigious honours and decorations, he never lost his innate modesty and discretion even at the height of his success.

â™ Book Title : WAR or The World of Light
✍Author : Alex Babula
â™›Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
♣Release Date : 2003-11-14
âśżPages : 295
â™ ISBN : 9781462806485
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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đź“ťWAR or The World of Light Book Synopsis : If a man were to become God, what would he do with his newfound powers and position? Due to his unique birth and remarkable personal abilities, Jason Rand (the novel?s main character) is offered the opportunity to lead Etros, the World of Light, on a quest to unite the entire universe and fulfill the ultimate destiny of the Space/Time Continuum. With the assistance of Mary Pilar (a beautiful French woman who is chosen by the Etrotians to be Rand?s ideal companion and Queen), Khronex (the first citizen and chief scientist of Etros), and the World of Light?s amazing technical developments, Rand the Supreme creates a utopia which surpasses all expectations and brings life to its ultimate plateau. Yet, the king creature and mystic, Akar the Invincible of the planet Aphetia, has a different plan for life in the universe. Forced into action by his hideous servant Avel, the sorcerer king focuses his attack on Rand?s advisor - the jovial and wise Khronex. The demonic Akar succeeds in starting the greatest war of all time - Universal War! A decision must be made by Rand, the Lord of Light - engage in Universal War to save the World of Light?s great achievements or . . .?

📒The First Line ✍ Daniel Gallagher

â™ Book Title : The First Line
✍Author : Daniel Gallagher
â™›Publisher : Peak City Publishing LLC
♣Release Date : 2010-08-15
âśżPages : 60
â™ ISBN : 9781935711018
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📒My Beloved Brontosaurus ✍ Brian Switek

â™ Book Title : My Beloved Brontosaurus
✍Author : Brian Switek
â™›Publisher : Scientific American / Farrar, Straus and Giroux
♣Release Date : 2013-04-16
âśżPages : 272
â™ ISBN : 9781466836761
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝My Beloved Brontosaurus Book Synopsis : One of Amazon's Best Science Books of 2013 A Hudson Booksellers Staff Pick for the Best Books of 2013 One of Publishers Weekly's Top Ten Spring Science Books Selected by Apple's iBookstore as one of the best books of April A Bookshop Santa Cruz Staff Pick Dinosaurs, with their awe-inspiring size, terrifying claws and teeth, and otherworldly abilities, occupy a sacred place in our childhoods. They loom over museum halls, thunder through movies, and are a fundamental part of our collective imagination. In My Beloved Brontosaurus, the dinosaur fanatic Brian Switek enriches the childlike sense of wonder these amazing creatures instill in us. Investigating the latest discoveries in paleontology, he breathes new life into old bones. Switek reunites us with these mysterious creatures as he visits desolate excavation sites and hallowed museum vaults, exploring everything from the sex life of Apatosaurus and T. rex's feather-laden body to just why dinosaurs vanished. (And of course, on his journey, he celebrates the book's titular hero, "Brontosaurus"—who suffered a second extinction when we learned he never existed at all—as a symbol of scientific progress.) With infectious enthusiasm, Switek questions what we've long held to be true about these beasts, weaving in stories from his obsession with dinosaurs, which started when he was just knee-high to a Stegosaurus. Endearing, surprising, and essential to our understanding of our own evolution and our place on Earth, My Beloved Brontosaurus is a book that dinosaur fans and anyone interested in scientific progress will cherish for years to come.

â™ Book Title : We re All in This Thing Together
✍Author : Cathwren Hermon
â™›Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
♣Release Date : 2011-12-06
âśżPages : 240
â™ ISBN : 9781465397652
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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đź“ťWe re All in This Thing Together Book Synopsis : Did you ever meet someone and just feel immediately that it was right, that you were connected in a miraculously direct way? Were all connected in direct and indirect ways, and if we listen to that part of us that recognizes other kindred spirits, were sure to find that mysterious and elusive Path to contentment. Cathwren Hermon is a citizen of the world, which she shares with her cats, Angel and Theodore Roosevelt.

📒Money ✍ Émile Zola

â™ Book Title : Money
✍Author : Émile Zola
â™›Publisher : OUP Oxford
♣Release Date : 2014-03-13
âśżPages : 416
â™ ISBN : 9780191507908
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝Money Book Synopsis : 'The irresistible power of money, a lever that can lift the world. Love and money are the only things.' Aristide Rougon, known as Saccard, is a failed property speculator determined to make his way once more in Paris. Unscrupulous, seductive, and with unbounded ambition, he schemes and manipulates his way to power. Financial undertakings in the Middle East lead to the establishment of a powerful new bank and speculation on the stock market; Saccard meanwhile conducts his love life as energetically as he does his business, and his empire is seemingly unstoppable. Saccard, last encountered in The Kill (La Curée) in Zola's Rougon-Macquart series, is a complex figure whose story intricately intertwines the worlds of politics, finance, and the press. The repercussions of his dealings on all levels of society resonate disturbingly with the financial scandals of more recent times. This is the first new translation for more than a hundred years, and the first unabridged translation in English. The edition includes a wide-ranging introduction and useful historical notes. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.