We kicked off National Hispanic Heritage Month at Pike County Middle School with the book Turning Pages: My Life Story by Sonia Sotomayor.  Here is a link to a YouTube video that I used, in conjunction with her book, to create an acrostic poem using her name:
SONIA SOTOMAYOR
Supreme Court Justice
Of stories – of poems, of comics, of law and mystery
New York’s Bronx her stomping ground
Influenced heavily through reading and books
Advocates for literacy
Security and comfort and adventure through books
Of science and science fiction in English and Spanish
Turning Pages: My Life Story is her picture book
Of her place in the world, books provided a sense
“My Life Story” built on hugs from Grandma and pages of books
A foundation of who she could become was told on pages
Yesterday’s journey through books forged today’s walk of life
Of love of diversity – of people, of genre, of language
Reading was her guiding light of her understanding of the world
                                                                           -Kim Johnson

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