Sonia Sotomayor

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Every day we are challenged and faced with many struggles that we have to overcome in order to go about our every-day lives. In Sonia Sotomayor’s book she shows us how most of her childhood she was faced with new struggles every day, and how overcoming them helped her to be the person she is today. Being brought up in a poor society, Sonia had to make sure she kept on track, and had to make sure that she didn’t get caught up in the outside drama. Poverty has a huge impact on the way a person acts and builds a person’s character. How you face poverty and how you overcome it will let you do what you have to do to become a better and more successful person.
In "My Beloved World" by Sonia Sotomayor it talks about her life and her struggle. Her
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Cardinal Spellman is one of the best schools in the Bronx. Many people are successful after graduating from there. Sonia’s parents made the right decision in sending her to catholic school. I would say that her mother, who works her butt off just trying to make sure that her kids get a good education. Her mother is struggles to make good money at her nursing job. She barley gets by day to day living off her pay checks. By using a big proportion of her salary on her children’s education means that she wants the best for her children, and wants to see them succeed. Sotomayor graduated from Cardinal Spellman High School in 1972 and decided that she was going to attend one of the best ivy-league colleges in the country, Princeton University. Sonia accepted a full scholarship to attend Princeton, and this proves that anything is possible. You could come from the wealthiest or the poorest places in the world, and by working hard you can achieve anything that you want to. During her first weeks at Princeton she had realized that Princeton had few women students and fewer Latinos. She was highly intimidated by this and it made her nervous to reach out in class, if she needed help. I feel like coming from a community when mainly everyone around you is alike in some sort of way made her understand that she wasn’t living in her old world anymore. Where she grew up, she wasn’t surrounded by many well-educated, brilliant
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