Everybody Reads 2014 featuring My Beloved World by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor now underway at Multnomah County Library

Annual community reading project begins with availability of thousands of books and e-books, brings sitting Supreme Court Justice to Portland March 11

PORTLAND, Ore. — Jan 6, 2014 — Multnomah County Library’s Everybody Reads 2014, the library’s 12th annual community reading project began today with the distribution of thousands of copies of My Beloved World by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor to schools and libraries.

Throughout the month of January, readers and students across the county will engage with the memoir, a candid reflection of Justice Sotomayor’s journey beginning with her childhood in the Bronx through a prestigious Ivy League academic career to her appointment as a federal judge. In February, dozens of Everybody Reads discussions, lectures and related programs will take place at libraries and elsewhere in the community.

Thanks to The Library Foundation, more than 2,500 copies of My Beloved World will be available to borrow from libraries across Multnomah County. Additionally 2,100 copies of the book are being given to schools and organizations serving youth. For the first time ever, Multnomah County Library has added a substantial number of e-book copies -- more than 1,000 in all -- for those who choose tablets or e-readers as their preferred format.

The author will present a talk on March 11, at 7:30 p.m. at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. This event is presented by Literary Arts. Ticket information is available from Literary Arts.

The first Hispanic woman to serve on the United States Supreme Court, Justice Sotomayor served as an Assistant District Attorney in the New York County District Attorney's Office, in private legal practice, as a judge for the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, and as a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Everybody Reads 2014, a community reading project of Multnomah County Library, is made possible by The Library Foundation with author appearance made possible by Literary Arts. Programming support is provided in part by Oregon Public Broadcasting, Portland State University, and the Portland Tribune.