"My Beloved World" by Sonia Sotomayor


My Beloved World is about the first Hispanic and third woman appointed to the United States Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor has become an instant American icon. Now, with a candor and intimacy never undertaken by a sitting Justice, she recounts her life from a Bronx housing project to the federal bench, a journey that offers an inspiring testament to her own extraordinary determination and the power of believing in oneself.

FALL 2014 SJSU Campus Reading Program Activities

Discussion Group Schedule
for My Beloved World

All discussions take place in Clark Hall 100H.

Thursday, Aug. 28 Noon - 1 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 3 2-3 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 9 Noon - 1 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 17 Noon - 1 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 25 3-4 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 1 1 - 2 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 9 3 - 4 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 15 Noon - 1 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 27 11 a.m. to Noon
Thursday, Nov. 6 Noon - 1 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 19 1 - 2 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 2 2 - 3 p.m.

Possible discussion questions are at LitLovers.com.


  • Thursday, Sept. 18, 3 p.m. at MLK Library 225-229: Lecture: "Justice Sonia Sotomayor: Making the Constitution Safe for Democracy."

    Prof. Kenneth Nuger of the Political Science Department will share some reflections and insights about this Justice's approach and rationale in interpreting the law of the land. This event is held in recognition of Constitution Day as well, which comes every year on September 17 to honor the signing of the U.S. Constitution in Philadelphia in 1787.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 8, 7:30 p.m. at Concert Hall, Music 176: Latin Jazz Concert

    The Latin Jazz Ensemble will perform pieces related to the place and culture of Puerto Rico. Join us as we savor the rhythms of Justice Sotomayor's ethnic heritage. Come early and learn how to do some dance steps to these rhythms in Music Building room 150, starting at 6:30 pm.

  • Monday, Oct. 20, 4 p.m. at Student Union: Justice Sotomayer Interview  

    Justice Sonia Sotomayor will come to San Jose State to share more of her thoughts and experiences in an interview conducted by her former clerk, UC Berkeley Law Professor Melissa Murray. As tickets to this event have sold out, the event will be livestreamed in the Morris Dailey auditorium. 
  • Wednesday, Oct. 22 at 7:00 p.m. ONLINE Discussion

    In celebration of Justice Sonia Sotomayor's visit to SJSU this October, ALASC and its partners, Campus Reading, SLA, SLISConnect, ASIS&T, and CLA SIG - would like to invite you to read Justice Sotomayor’s memoir, My Beloved World. Then join the online discussion on Collaborate. Come share your thoughts and feelings about the book or just hang out and make some new friends!
  • Thursday, Nov. 20, 4:30 p.m. at MLK Library 225-229: PANEL DISCUSSION

    Prof. Tanya Bakhru, Women's Studies, will chair a panel discussion on the topic of "Women in Justice Systems." Participants will include Prof. Kate Davis, Global Studies; Prof. Edith Kinney, Justice Studies; and Layma Ahmadzai, Student Affairs.