Sonia Sotomayor is the first Latina and third woman to sit on the United States Supreme Court. Born into a working-class Puerto Rican family in the Bronx, she achieved exceptional marks in elementary and secondary schools (graduating valedictorian from academically challenging Cardinal Spellman High School) and attended two Ivy League schools, including Princeton University (on a full scholarship) and Yale Law School. At Yale, she was editor of what is now known as the Yale Journal of International Law.
Read "Sonia Sotomayor: A Judge Grows in the Bronx / La juez que crecio en el Bronx" (Spanish and English Edition) By Jonah Winter
Make Your Own Gavel
Supplies Needed; Paper towel roll, toilet paper roll, glue, and black or brown paint
Directions. Glue the paper towel roll to the center of the toilet paper roll, and allow to dry. Once the glue is dry, paint your gavel, and allow the paint to dry.
Now you can make your own "laws" with the bang of your very own gavel, Just like justice Sotomayor!
Women's History Month