WHO: Judge Elias Goicoechea, Elko Justice of the Peace, Dept. B, and Judge Teri Feasel, Carlin Justice/Municipal Court.
WHAT: The judges, wearing robes, will be discussing Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor’s autobiographical children’s book “Turning Pages, My Life Story,” with 26 12-year-olds from the Boys and Girls Club of Elko County. Each child will receive an autographed copy of the book and another book of Sotomayor’s, “Just Ask: Be Different, Be Brave, Be You!” The latter book illustrates and explains how special-needs children deal with various challenges, including blindness, autism, asthma and juvenile or Type 1 diabetes; Type 1 diabetes remains an issue for Sotomayor herself.
WHEN: 11 a.m., Friday, January 24.
WHERE: Elko County Commissioners office, 540 Court Street, Suite 101, Elko, Nevada
This Reading & Robes program is made possible by a generous grant from the William N. Pennington Foundation.
For security purposes, media are asked to call/email in advance if they plan to cover this event.
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