Bonamici takes part in Read Across America day
U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici was one of almost three dozen guest readers at Maplewood Elementary School in Portland on Read Across America Day on Friday.
Bonamici, a Democrat from Beaverton, read aloud "I Am Sonia Sotomayor" by Brad Meltzer, the 16th in a series of New York Times picture-book biographies for children. Then she answered questions from fifth graders in Suzanne Smith's class.
In response to one question, Bonamici said she has met Sotomayor — the first Hispanic member of the U.S. Supreme Court, and its third-ever woman — and Justices Stephen Breyer and Elena Kagan