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Noted journalist Joan Biskupic details the rise of Supreme Court justice Sonia Sotomayor.

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In Breaking In, veteran journalist Joan Biskupic tells the story of how two forces providentially merged—the large ambitions of a talented Puerto Rican girl raised in the projects in the Bronx and the increasing political presence of Hispanics, from California to Texas, from Florida to the Northeast—resulting in a historical appointment. And this is not just a tale about breaking barriers as a Puerto Rican. It's about breaking barriers as a justice.

As a Supreme Court justice, Sonia Sotomayor has shared her personal story to an unprecedented degree. And that story—of a Latina who emerged from tough times in the projects not only to prevail but also to rise to the top—has even become fabric for some of her most passionate comments on matters before the Court. But there is yet more to know about the rise of Sotomayor. Breaking In offers the larger, untold story of the woman who has been called "the people's justice."

"Sounding strong, fluid, and direct, MacDuffie delivers the ebb and flow of the experiences that brought Sotomayor to the top of her profession." ---AudioFile

"A balanced but also admiring portrait of a Latina, a jurist and a trailblazer." ---Kirkus

"Accessibly written and extensively documented, it will appeal to court watchers and anyone looking for evidence that hard work, savvy, and timing still matter." ---Library Journal

"Drawing on interviews with Sotomayor and her colleagues, Biskupic offers a compelling look at a justice who continues to face challenges to her right to sit on the bench." ---Vanessa Bush, Booklist
New York Times Bestseller

Breaking In

The Rise of Sonia Sotomayor and the Politics of Justice

Author Joan Biskupic

Narrated by Carrington MacDuffie

Publication date Dec 16, 2014

Running time 8 hrs 19 min

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