Chief Judge Bonner, Booker Middle students take part in nationwide reading event

Twelfth Judicial Circuit Chief Judge Kimberly C. Bonner participated in the Reading & Robes program featuring U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. The National Judicial College, the county’s oldest and largest school for judges, organized the multi-state event, on September 23. Twenty-seven judges along with 200 middle- and high-school students in 13 states viewed the program online.

The NJC Reading & Robes program features judges in their robes teaching children about the courts, civic responsibilities and the power of reading. The NJC’s outreach initiative, which began in 2019, features “culturally diverse books with themes of justice, fairness and the law.”

“It was huge thrill for me to be asked to participate in The NJC Reading & Robes initiative,” Chief Judge Bonner said. “I am always happy to share my love of books and how reading both enriches our lives and makes us more likely to be engaged in our communities.

"I want to thank Dr. Frost from Booker Middle School as well as Embracing Our Differences for helping organize this event, which we hope will be the start of many other collaborations between the schools and the judiciary.”

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