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U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor, "Just Ask!"

RJ Julia Booksellers is Honored to Present

U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor 

Just Ask! Be Different, Be Brave, Be You


Please note, this event has sold out.


U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor and award-winning artist Rafael López create a kind and caring book about the differences that make each of us unique.

Feeling different, especially as a kid, can be tough. But in the same way that different types of plants and flowers make a garden more beautiful and enjoyable, different types of people make our world more vibrant and wonderful. 

In Just Ask!, Sonia Sotomayor celebrates the different abilities kids (and people of all ages) have. Using her own experience as a child who was diagnosed with diabetes, Sotomayor writes about children with all sorts of challenges--and looks at the special powers those kids have as well. As the kids work together to build a community garden, asking questions of each other along the way, this book encourages readers to do the same: When we come across someone who is different from us but we're not sure why, all we have to do is Just Ask.

Sonia Sotomayor was born in the Bronx, New York. She earned a BA from Princeton University and a JD from Yale Law School. She served as Assistant District Attorney in New York County, and then as a litigator at Pavia & Harcourt. In 1991, President George H.W. Bush nominated her to the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York. In 1997, President William Jefferson Clinton nominated her to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. President Barack Obama nominated her as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States on May 26, 2009, and she assumed this role August 8, 2009, becoming the first Latina Justice on the Court. She is the author of My Beloved World, Turning Pages, and The Beloved World of Sonia Sotomayor.

A ticket costs $5.00 and includes admission for (1) attendee to the event. 

Please note, this event has sold out.

Event Location: Francis T. Maloney High School, 121 Gravel Street, Meriden, CT

In order to participate in the book signing portion of the event, attendees must purchase a minimum of (1) copy of Just Ask! OR ¡Solo Pregunta!, which Sotomayor will sign immediately following her conversation and the audience Q&A.

If you would like to purchase a signed copy, please contact the store after 10am on October 19th: (203) 245 -3959.

Event Date: 
Friday, October 18, 2019 - 7:00pm EDT
Event address: 
Francis T. Maloney High School
121 Gravel Street
Meriden, CT 06450