My Beloved World

Author: Sonia Sotomayor
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307962164
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The first Hispanic and third woman appointed to the United States Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor has become an instant American icon. Now, with a candor and intimacy never undertaken by a sitting Justice, she recounts her life from a Bronx housing project to the federal bench, a journey that offers an inspiring testament to her own extraordinary determination and the power of believing in oneself. Here is the story of a precarious childhood, with an alcoholic father (who would die when she was nine) and a devoted but overburdened mother, and of the refuge a little girl took from the turmoil at home with her passionately spirited paternal grandmother. But it was when she was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes that the precocious Sonia recognized she must ultimately depend on herself. She would learn to give herself the insulin shots she needed to survive and soon imagined a path to a different life. With only television characters for her professional role models, and little understanding of what was involved, she determined to become a lawyer, a dream that would sustain her on an unlikely course, from valedictorian of her high school class to the highest honors at Princeton, Yale Law School, the New York County District Attorney’s office, private practice, and appointment to the Federal District Court before the age of forty. Along the way we see how she was shaped by her invaluable mentors, a failed marriage, and the modern version of extended family she has created from cherished friends and their children. Through her still-astonished eyes, America’s infinite possibilities are envisioned anew in this warm and honest book, destined to become a classic of self-invention and self-discovery.

The Beloved World Of Sonia Sotomayor

Author: Sonia Sotomayor
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 1524771163
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A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! “[Doesn’t shy] away from the hard truths of Sotomayor’s childhood . . .[and] discusses real-world issues like racism, privilege, and affirmative action.” —The Washington Post Discover the inspiring life of Justice Sonia Sotomayor, the first Latina and third woman appointed to the United States Supreme Court, in this middle-grade adaptation of her bestselling adult memoir, My Beloved World. Includes an 8-page photo insert and a brief history of the Supreme Court. Sonia Sotomayor was just a girl when she dared to dream big. Her dream? To become a lawyer and a judge even though she’d never met one of either, and none lived in her neighborhood. 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. Eventually, all of Sonia’s hard work led to her appointment as an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court in 2009, a role that she has held ever since. Learn about Justice Sotomayor’s rise and her amazing work as well as about the Supreme Court in this fascinating memoir that shows that no matter the obstacles, dreams can come true. A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2018! “People—I add children—who live in difficult circumstances need to know that happy endings are possible.” —Justice Sonia Sotomayor on why she writes books (ABC News)

My Beloved Brontosaurus

Author: Brian Switek
Publisher: Scientific American / Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1466836768
Size: 46.21 MB
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A Hudson Booksellers Staff Pick for the Best Books of 2013 One of Publishers Weekly's Top Ten Spring Science Books 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.

The First Line

Author: Daniel Gallagher
Publisher: Peak City Publishing LLC
ISBN: 1935711016
Size: 66.84 MB
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My World

Author: Christopher Alan Anderson
Publisher: First Edition Design Pub.
ISBN: 1622870891
Size: 72.47 MB
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A story that articulates the spirit of love.--"There is only us, you and I. It is just us, always together, forever."

Make Haste My Beloved Updated

Author: Frances J. Roberts
Publisher: Barbour Publishing
ISBN: 1624168418
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For more than a quarter century, this follow-up to Come Away My Beloved has celebrated God's unfathomable love for mankind. Now, that wonderful message is available in a beautiful new package from Barbour. Commenting on the Song of Solomon, author Frances J. Roberts writes, "It is the call of the Bride to the Bridegroom as she cries, 'Make haste, my Beloved.' It is indeed heartening to know that it is HE who makes the haste!" That message of God reaching out to needy people pervades the five dozen readings of Make Haste My Beloved, and ensures a transforming reading experience for all.

Marconi My Beloved

Author: Maria Cristina Marconi
Publisher: eBookIt.com
ISBN: 0937832758
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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-ranging applications for all of humanity, young Marconi ushered in the Age of Communication. Today, while Marconi's inventions have become all too common in everyday use on earth, his two-way communications systems are bringing outer space into the reach of every earthly human being. Can one deny the network of cell phones that keep billions of people in touch with one another no matter where they are located? This book, Guglielmo My Beloved, by his devoted wife, Maria, his adoring daughter, Elettra, and his respectful grandson, Guglielmo, is a sure tribute to a deserving scientist who brought good and great things to his fellow human beings.