An Evening to Remember

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Favorite moments and memories from last night’s event with Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor:

The little girl who asked her to, “Say hello to Mr. Obama, please.”

The roar of applause as we parted the blue curtains and the Justice stepped up to our podium.

The young woman who asked the Justice if she would swear her in to the State Bar of Texas, right there at the signing table; everyone standing in line on our third floor cheering after she took the oath.

Watching Jacqueline, one of the members of our Teen Press Corps, meet Justice Sotomayor and tell her how she inspired her to found a Puerto Rican club at her high school.

Listening to Justice Sotomayor talk about family history and the importance of going to the source and listening to those stories – really listening – and asking not only ‘What?’ but also ‘Why?’

Riding in an elevator with a Supreme Court Justice and a team of US Marshalls. It’s just not something you get to do everyday, or more than once in a lifetime.

Thanks to everyone who came out last night. It was an incredible evening. We’re grateful to Justice Sotomayor for being here and to everyone who worked so hard to make this event happen (things like this require the effort of a lot of people). We’ll receive one last shipment of signed copies of My Beloved World tomorrow. If you’d like one, you can place an order via our website. They will go fast and we cannot guarantee availability.

3 thoughts on “An Evening to Remember

  1. Is there an estimate of how many people were there on Wednesday? It was amazing how many people, myself included, were happy just to squeeze into the books on the first floor.

    1. It’s hard to know, with so many people flowing, but we’re pegging this crowd as somewhere around 1,200+ people. Incredible!

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