Each entrant is required to register for a free ticket at the link above to attend. TICKETS ARE ACCOUNTED FOR AS OF 8/17. Tickets can be picked up at Bookworks or at the event at will call. The signing line entrance requires a copy of either Just Ask! or the Spanish version, ¡Solo pregunta!, available below. Tickets are limited to two per person and seats must be redeemed by 5:20 pm the night of the event.
ABOUT JUST ASK: Be Different, Be Brave, Be You
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.
ABOUT SONIA SOTOMAYOR
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 to ever hold such a high position. She is the author of My Beloved World, Turning Pages, and The Beloved World of Sonia Sotomayor.
- Free, public event with a moderated conversation with Pat Mora and Sonia Sotomayor, a moderated Q&A with questions submitted ahead of time, followed by a signing line.
- Email your question for Sonia Sotomayor to Jennifer de Garmo two weeks in advance.
- Sonia Sotomayor will sign copies of her authored books, however to enter the signing line you must have a copy of Just Ask! or the Spanish version, ¡Solo pregunta!
- Attendees must kindly refrain from recording or using any electronic devices to avoid distracting or disturbing others during the conversation/Q&A portion of the event.
- No large bags or backpacks are permitted into the event. All bags are subject to search.
ABOUT PAT MORA
Pat is an award-winning author of books for children and adults, a literacy advocate and a popular presenter. Her new children’s book is My Singing Nana, Magination Press. The University of Arizona Press published her seventh adult poetry collection, Encantado: Desert Monologues. She has published three books of adult nonfiction Zing! Seven Creativity Practices for Educators and Students, a writing memoir and innovation guide; House of Houses, a family memoir; and Nepantla: Essays from the Land in the Middle. Pat’s poetry collections for young readers include Bookjoy, Wordjoy; Water Rolls, Water Rises; Yum! ¡MmMm! ¡Qué Rico! Confetti, and This Big Sky. Pat also wrote two poetry collections for young adults, Dizzy in Your Eyes: Poems about Love written in the voices of teens, and My Own True Name. Among her other children’s books, many available in Spanish or bilingual editions, are Doña Flor: A Tall Tale about a Giant Woman with a Great Big Heart and Tomás and the Library Lady. Born in El Paso, Texas to a loving, bilingual family, Pat lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.