Stamford Advocate

Sotomayor’s picture book ‘Just Help!’ coming in January


Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor is continuing her successful side career as an author with a picture book about giving to others.

Sotomayor’s “Just Help! How to Build a Better World” will be published Jan. 25, Philomel Books announced Friday. With illustrati­ons by Angela Dominguez, “Just Help” was inspired by the community spirit of Sotomayor’s own family. According to Philomel, an imprint for Penguin Young Readers, Sotomayor’s book will guide readers through a neighborho­od where all contribute to improve the world and each other’s lives.

“I believe that children, with their energy, optimism, and creativity, have the power to fix the many problems with which we adults are leaving them,” Sotomayor said in a statement.

Sotomayor’s previous works include such bestseller­s as the memoir “My Beloved World” and the picture books “Just Ask!: Be Different, Be Brave, Be You” and “Turning Pages: My Life Story.”

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