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Sotomayor tells kids: Reading helped me reach Supreme Court

September 17, 2018

FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2018, file photo, Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor talks about her children's book, "Turning Pages: My Life Story", during the Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington. Sotomayor says reading helped her reach the Supreme Court. Sotomayor on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, celebrated the release of her two children’s books by speaking to parents and children at the Newark Public Library. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Justice Sonia Sotomayor says reading helped her reach the Supreme Court.

Sotomayor on Sunday celebrated the release of her two children’s books by speaking to parents and children at the Newark Public Library in New Jersey.

The Star-Ledger of Newark reports she said she never dreamed she would become a Supreme Court justice because she didn’t know what one was when she was a child. She says her mother made sure books were part of her upbringing.

Sotomayor’s books, “Turning Pages: My Life Story” and “The Beloved World of Sonia Sotomayor!” examine how her family and her determination moved her through life.

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