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Sonja Sotomayor made history when she became the first Hispanic judge to serve on the Supreme Court and the third woman to be appointed. Take a look at this fascinating history of the Supreme Court.
Millions of families of limited means have had the experience of living in public housing. The effort to improve housing conditions, which started when large numbers of immigrants began to stream into America's large cities, had complex and often unforeseen impacts on those who live in "the projects." Explore the history and current state of public housing through this list.
Puerto Rico has a rich history of storytelling. These children's tales highlight some of the stories passed on from grandparents to grandchildren.
While we at Multnomah County Library are very excited that Sonia Sotomayor’s memoir, My Beloved World, is the 2014 Everybody Reads selection, she is not the only Supreme Court justice to have published a book. As long as there has been a Supreme Court, justices have been writing and publishing on a variety of topics. Most are, naturally, related to the law but there are also a handful of memoirs that can complement the experience of Justice Sotomayor. After you have finished My Beloved World, you might want to check out one of these. -Rod M.
Puerto Rico has been shaped by many cultures. The traditions of the native Taino and Arawak peoples and influences from Africa, South America and Spain have blended to create a unique culture. Puerto Ricans migrating to the United States reinvented themselves yet again. Sample some of the food, music and culture of Puerto Rico through this list.
The story of Sonya Sotomayor's early life is an inspiring one. Here are more stories of people who overcame hardships and challenges to succeed.