Adelante’s Online Book Discussion with the Author of Breaking In: The Rise of Sonia Sotomayor and the Politics of Justice

September 6, 2017


Time: 7:30 p.m. ET

Location: Online

Cost: Free

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Event Description:

Join AAUW and our ¡Adelante! Book of the Month Club in commemorating National Hispanic Heritage Month as we talk with Joan Biskupic about her book Breaking In: The Rise of Sonia Sotomayor and the Politics of Justice.

How did Sonia Sotomayor become the first Latina justice on the Supreme Court of the United States? Veteran journalist Joan Biskupic follows the story behind that question. Biskupic takes readers inside the Supreme Court nomination process, revealing how Sotomayor’s connections and skills enabled her to achieve great success. Breaking In is the story of how two forces — the determination of a gifted Puerto Rican girl from the Bronx housing projects and the increasing political power of Latinos across the United States — came together to yield a historic appointment.

Have a burning question for the author? Make sure you submit it along with your registration form so that we can cover it in the session or follow up with you directly. Even if you don’t have time to read the book, we hope you will join us for a great discussion.

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About AAUW’s ¡Adelante! Book of the Month Club

Female authors are much less likely than male authors to have their books reviewed in major publications like the New York Times and Harper’s Magazine. That’s why we created the ¡Adelante! Book of the Month Club: to spotlight engrossing stories and writing by women from all backgrounds. We also connect our members to some of the authors we feature through web discussions. Stay in the know about upcoming Adelante author discussions or create your own Adelante book club.


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