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A Conversation with
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor


onia Sotomayor, Associate Justice, was
born in Bronx, New York, on June
25, 1954. She earned a B.A. in 1976
from Princeton University, graduating summa
cum laude and receiving
the university's highest academic honor. In 1979, she
earned a JD. from Yale Law
School where she served
as an editor of the Yale
Law Journal. She thereafter
served as Assistant District
Attorney in the New York
County District Attorney's
Office from 1979-1984.
She then litigated international commercial matters
in New York City at Pavia
& Harcourt, where she
was an associate and then
partner from 1984-1992. In 1991, President
George H.W. Bush nominated her to the
U.S. District Court, Southern District of
New York, and she served in that role from
1992-1998. She then served as a judge on the
United States Court of Appeals for the Second

Circuit from 1998-2009. President Barack
Obama nominated her as an Associate Justice
of the Supreme Court on May 26, 2009, and
she assumed this role August 8, 2009. Justice
Sotomayor is the author of
My Beloved World, Turning
Pages, The Beloved World of
Sonia Sotomayor, and the
forthcoming Just Ask! This
session will take place on
Saturday, June 22, 2019,
8:30-9:30 a.m.
The session will be
moderated by Jill Santopolo, the Associate Publisher of Philomel Books,
an imprint of Penguin
Random House. She edits
an array of best-selling and
award-winning authors,
including Sonia Sotomayor, Chelsea Clinton,
Kamala Harris, Temple Grandin, Mayim
Bialik, Lisa Graff, Jeffrey Kluger, Terry Border, and Amy Ephron. Santopolo is also the
international and best-selling author of The
Light We Lost and More Than Words, as well as




Justice Sonia Sotomayor
Auditorium Speaker
Saturday 6/22, 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

Sonia Sotomayor
(photo by Elena Seibert)

the Sparkle Spa series, the Follow Your Heart
books, and the Alec Flint mysteries. She was
a thesis advisor for the New School's MFA
program, on the faculty of the Columbia
Publishing Course, and an adjunct professor at McDaniel College, where she helped
develop the online certificate program in
Writing for Children.
Justice Sotomayor's publisher is Penguin
Random House.
Get details and add to your schedule

Specialty Pavilions Offer
In-Depth Look at Everything New


ith more than 900 exhibiting
organizations, the ALA Annual
Conference & Exhibition's exhibit floor is an integral part of your learning,
professional development, and networking.
The Specialty Pavilions on the show floor give
librarians the chance to
get an in-depth look at
what's new, including
the latest publications,
products and technologies.
Expanded with new
features, the Diversity in Publishing Pavilion will be home to a wide range of titles,
publications, and displays. One area of the
pavilion will feature exhibits from diverse
publishers offering attendees an opportunity
to talk with editors, writers, and authors with
different viewpoints. The pavilion will also be
home to a display celebrating 50 years of the
Coretta Scott King Book Awards, a traveling


exhibit developed by the NCCIL. 
A  Diverse Publication Showcase  will
round out the area. The showcase will be live
online before, during, and after the event and
allow exhibitors to enter their books into a
searchable database. Titles will then be displayed in the showcase
for attendees to review and build a list of
"most wanted"  books
for their own collections, using the MyBookTote mobile app.
The pavilion is sponsored by Gale Cengage
Learning and the Combined Book Exhibit.
Visit the Sound Garden Pavilion. There's
a "listening lounge," an area of kiosks offering
the first chapter of exhibitor's audiobooks,
categorized by subject. A separate area will
offer exposure to a wide range of publishing
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