Tuesday, May 26, 2009

An American Story.

Her father died when she was 9, leaving her mother to raise her and a brother. In speeches to Latino groups over the years, Judge Sotomayor has recalled how her mother worked six days a week as a nurse to send her and her brother to Catholic school, purchased the only set of encyclopedias in the neighborhood and kept a warm pot of rice and beans on the stove every day for their friends.

-- From a New York Times profile of Sonia Sotomayor, nominated by President Obama to serve on the United States Supreme Court.