My Beloved World - Chapters 3-7 Summary & Analysis

Sonia Sotomayor
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In Chapter 3, Sotomayor describes her best friend in elementary school as a boy named Gilbert. One day Gilbert announced that his family was moving away and Sonia accompanied him as he said his farewells to others in their apartment complex. They then went to the Blessed Sacrament where they attended school.

Celina felt education and discipline were important which is why she managed to pay for Catholic school though the cost was a strain on the family's resources. None of Sonia’s cousins attended Catholic school. The nuns believed mothers shouldn't work, but Celina had to work to help pay the tuition. The nuns took their disapproval out on the children of working mothers, including Sonia.

In Chapter 4, Sotomayor recalls her childhood trips to Puerto Rico. As a very young girl, she traveled with Abuelita. Celina, who remembered only a childhood of hardship...

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