From books by Vice President Kamala Harris to a legal memoir by the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg, those in search of a political read have endless places to start. Justice Sonia Sotomayor, who was nominated to the Supreme Court by President Barack Obama on May 26, 2009, is among the Washington figures who has shared her story in the form of an inspiring memoir.

Sotomayor's 2013 book, My Beloved World, opens with an unforgettable image. In 1962, when she was 7-years-old, Sotomayor discovered she had Type 1 diabetes—which her family saw as a "deadly curse." At that young age, Sotomayor learned to administer the insulin shots she needed to survive. "People who live in difficult circumstances need to know that happy endings are possible," Sotomayor writes in the book.

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