Everything You Need to Know About One Book 2019

Everything You Need to Know About One Book 2019

One Book One Community announces the 2019 One Book as My Beloved World by Justice Sonia Sotomayor. 

The author was born on June 25, 1954, in the Bronx borough of New York City. She became the first Latina Supreme Court Justice on May 26, 2009.  Her memoir met the criteria for selection by the committee – has widespread appeal, is available in paperback and Spanish, and is currently in print.

This is the 17th consecutive year Winchester and Frederick and Clarke counties have read the same book during the same time period to promote reading as a meaningful part of everyday life while uniting the community around a common activity and discussion of important issues.

For more information, visit One Book One Community Facebook page or contact David Gray  at 540-868-7154 or dgray@lfcc.edu.


One Book Events

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Justice Sontomayor Video Showing

On Sept. 17, at 7 p.m., in The Commons at Virginia Avenue Charlotte DeHart Elementary, a portion of a talk Justice Sotomayor gave at the Wortham Center in Houston in January of 2013 will be shown.

Justice Sotomayor speaks about her autobiography in which she recounts her life from her childhood in the Bronx to her education at Princeton and Yale Law School, as well as her legal and judicial career, which led to her appointment as the first Hispanic and third woman to sit on the Supreme Court.

The talk originally aired on C-SPAN’s Book TV. There will be a discussion following the showing. Enter VACDES through the door off of the bus loop on the Van Fossen Street side of the school.

Winchester Women on the Bench

Two Winchester natives and female judges will discuss their experiences on the bench at 7 p.m. Sept. 23 at the former Frederick County Courthouse (home of the Shenandoah Valley Civil War Museum) on the Loudoun Street Mall.

The Honorable Elizabeth Kellas Burton is a district court judge for the26th Judicial District’s Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court in Virginia.

Burton received her bachelor’s degree from James Madison University and her Juris Doctor Degree  from the University of Virginia School of Law.

The Honorable Elizabeth Thornton Trosch is a district court judge for the26th Judicial District, serving Mecklenburg County of North Carolina.  She was first elected to the court in 2008. She was re-elected on Nov. 8, 2016.   Trosch received her bachelor’s degree in philosophy and social psychology from Hollins College and her Juris Doctor Degree  from the Wake Forest University School of Law.


Previous books read by the community include the following:

2003  Rocket Boys by Homer Hickam, 2004  Seabiscuit by Laura Hillebrand, 2005  Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time by Mark Haddon, 2006  Wish You Well by David Baldacci, 2007  On Agate Hill by Lee Smith, 2008  This I Believe, edited by Jay Allison and Dan Gediman, 2009  See You in a Hundred Years by Logan Ward, 2010 To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, 2011 The Devil Amongst the Lawyers by Sharyn McCrumb, 2012 For Cause and Comrades  by James McPherson, 2013 O Pioneers! by  Willa Cather, 2014 Monuments Men by  Robert M. Edsel, 2015 The End of Night by Paul Bogard, 2016 Factory Man by Beth Macy, 2017 Dishing Up Virginia by Patrick Hylton-Evans; 2018 Big Stone Gap and The Supreme Macaroni Company by Adriana Trigiani.