About the Author
Dr. Burton retired as a chair of teacher education and a professor at New York Institute of Technology. She received two Fulbright Senior Scholar Awards to assist universities in South Africa and Iceland. She is a former teacher and school district administrator. Throughout her career, she has focused on creating opportunities for all students to obtain academic success.
Dr. Patricia Ann Marcellino is a Professor Emeritus and a former Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at the Ruth S. Ammon School of Education at Adelphi University in Garden City, Long Island, New York. She also served as an Assistant Dean at Adelphi's Schools of Business. She has experience in the career areas of Business and Education, and as an urban New York City, and suburban public school social-studies teacher. Dr. Marcellino is also the author of academic publications and book chapters in national and international venues. Her academic publications have focused on leadership, team-building, career development, and the diversity of learning when implementing Learning Pattern Theory and the Let Me Learn Process developed by Dr. Christine Johnston. Dr. Marcellino is not only the co-author of A Story of Courage: Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, she is also the author of a second e-book entitled, I Don't Want To Be A Leader: Or Do I? Don't Want To Be A Leader: Or Do I? is an e-book about a girl hesitating to run for President of her class because of the negativity she observes in the media regarding presidential elections, and the leaders who run for political office.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Reviewed by Vernita Naylor for Readers' Favorite Everyone has a dream. Some people dream of being a good parent while others would like to become a Supreme Court Justice like Sonia Sotomayor. This Latina from Bronx, New York not only fulfilled her dream of becoming a Justice, she exceeded it by becoming a Supreme Court Justice. In A Story of Courage: Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, authors Dr. Dolores T. Burton and Dr. Patricia Ann Marcellino give young readers the steps that it takes to realize their dreams. In this book, children will be shown what perseverance, hard work and overcoming challenges look like to fulfill a passion that burns inside of you. Justice Sotomayor became a lawyer and then a judge by staying focused, keeping good grades and working hard. To stay consistent with her goals, Justice Sotomayor’s idols in her youth were Nancy Drew and Perry Mason, which is what inspired her continually. In this book, Drs. Burton and Marcellino reflect that, as with Justice Sotomayor becoming a Supreme Court Justice, dreams can come true. I love, love, love this book because children, especially in the minority communities, need more role models like themselves that are in high and influential positions, making a difference. Justice Sotomayor did her part, but had help along the way from others who saw her integrity, passion and sacrifices in helping and working with others. In this book, Drs. Burton and Marcellino not only give some enlightening insight into Justice Sotomayor’s journey, but they have created a great educational resource for young readers to learn about the judicial system. Additionally, to heighten the educational experience, Drs. Burton and Marcellino have added Words to Know, Legal Term Glossary, Videos About Justice Sotomayor, References and Teacher Resources. With love, drive and courage, keep on dreaming!