According to the book jacket, Sonia Sotomayor is a Children's Book-of-the-Month Featured Selection, and and also an Alternate Selection of Mosaico. Despite these honors and the book's illustrious subject, I found the writing slightly disappointing. Jonah Winter's "familiar" style and does not fit with the lofty story of this hard-working justice from the Bronx.
She was also known for having no patience for lawyers who weren't prepared - you better not mess with Judge Sonia! Yet she was known for much more than this.I can't speak as to how the book flows in its Spanish translation.
I did however, enjoy the overall comaprison of Sonia Sotomayor with a tenacious vine that thrives and blooms with care and hard work. The artwork is soft and simple, and accurately portrays Sotomayor's Latina heritage. This is a perfect choice for Women's History Month.
OK, so I guess I did have something for Non-Fiction Monday. It's amazing what one can accomplish in a lunch hour.
I will be hosting Non-Fiction Monday on April 12th.