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Justice Sotomayor Joins Main Stage of 2018 Festival

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Photo by Elena Seibert

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor will launch her first children’s book, along with a young readers adaptation of her memoir, as part of the Main Stage lineup of authors at the 2018 National Book Festival, the Library of Congress announced today. Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden will interview Justice Sotomayor about her new book, “Turning Pages: My Life Story,” which tells about her childhood and her lifelong love of books.

A native of New York City, Justice Sotomayor was named to the U.S. Supreme Court in 2009, and had previously served as judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Main Stage authors this year will also include Madeleine Albright, Isabel Allende, Dave Eggers, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Jon Meacham and Amy Tan.

For more information, read the most recent news release.

The 2019 Library of Congress National Book Festival, which is free for everyone, will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Saturday, Aug. 31. The festival is made possible by the generosity of sponsors. You too can support the festival by making a gift now.


  1. gina
    July 24, 2018 at 10:38 pm

    As a Constituent and Female am very proud of our U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. It gave me great pleasured when she was referred as a “Wise Lantina” by President Barack Obama. Learning the facts about the case loads of cases under her belt and the Landmark cases and with a life story for other young girls to follow is “Un Orgullo” to say I am a Latina. I cannot way to read “Turning the pages: My Life Story” and read her legacy. Gracias por ser y thank you for allowing your Constituents to know you on a personal level.

  2. Joseph e gately jr
    July 26, 2018 at 2:26 am

    The Honorab Staff and Administrators of the Library of Congress:
    I simply say Thank YOU for future young generations of book lovers and the Intelligence of Presideng Obama to see the future of our country rests in the hands of the best, brightest of our
    future Americans. Thank You, President Obama, the Director and all who put this program into one united body.GOD BLESS…
    Sincerely, Joseph Gately, Framingham, Ma. 01701 26 July 2018…

  3. Rosa
    September 1, 2018 at 9:46 am

    Por favor, alguien sabe si Sonia Sotomayor ha cancelado su conferencia hoy? Gracias

  4. John Sayers
    September 1, 2018 at 10:00 am

    Ella hablarĂ¡ en el festival hoy como estaba programado.

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