Author Meltzer Features the First Latinx Icon in His New York Times Bestselling Series
Style Magazine Newswire | 11/16/2018, 12:48 p.m.
Author and History Channel host Brad Meltzer features the first Latinx icon in his New York Times bestselling series titled Ordinary People Change the World, which highlights about a dozen historical figures and the personality traits kids can emulate if they aspire to live heroic lives. Meltzer penned “I Am Sonia Sotomayor,” a nonfiction picture book that details the life of the first Latina Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, who was born in the Bronx to a Puerto Rican mother. In the book, readers get a glimpse of Sotomayor in every stage of her life. In an attempt to recreate Justice Sotomayor’s life as she broke many barriers and overcame self doubt, Meltzer used the words from her own memoir, “My Beloved World,” as well as Antonia Felix’s “Sonia Sotomayor: The True American Dream” and many of Sotomayor’s public speeches.