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Sotomayor, 64, who does not have children, describes her attitude toward kids in much the same language she uses to characterize her style of arguing. « I can match any kid’s stubbornness, » she writes in « The Beloved World. » « I don’t baby anyone; when we play games, I play to win. I treat kids as real people. »
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So do her books. « The Beloved World, » aimed at readers 10 and older, discusses real world issues such as racism, privilege and affirmative action. In lighter moments, Sotomayor writes frankly about her lifelong struggle with fashion (« My own mother told me that I had terrible taste in clothes. ») and some of the unusual jobs she had before joining the high court in 2009 as a teen working for buy canada goose jacket $1 an hour at a clothing store in the Bronx and later as a bouncer at a graduate school hangout uk canada goose in New Haven.
Sotomayor talked recently by phone about her new books and why, unlike Ruth Bader Ginsburg, her next one is not about exercise.
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Sonia Sotomayor taking the judicial oath in 2009, administered by Chief Justice Roberts. Her mother and brother look on. (Courtesy of Sonia Sotomayor)
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