STEPHEN BLUE FOR TIME FOR KIDS

United States Supreme Court justice Sonia Sotomayor has written a new book. It’s called Just Ask! It’s about kids whose differences can make life more challenging. Sotomayor knows what it’s like to feel different. She grew up with juvenile diabetes. She knew that other kids were curious about her condition. Yet they never asked her about it.

In Just Ask!, Sotomayor shows readers that our differences are wonderful. “When you face life challenges, you learn how to do things differently,” she told TFK Kid Reporter Zara Wierzbowski. “It makes you stronger.”

Sotomayor asks lots of questions in both her personal and professional lives. “Asking is the perfect job for me as a judge,” she says. “It has been one of my secret tools for being successful.”