Supreme Court docket Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson is planning to launch a memoir on her life titled “Pretty One,” the e book’s writer introduced Thursday.
Within the memoir, Jackson, who made historical past final 12 months as the primary Black lady to hitch the courtroom, will chart her private historical past, from her upbringing in Miami and her years at Harvard to her early authorized profession, marriage and motherhood, and ascension to the Supreme Court docket, in line with an announcement from Random Home.
“Mine has been an unlikely journey,” Jackson stated within the assertion. “This memoir marries the general public report of my life with what’s much less recognized. It will likely be a clear accounting of what it takes to rise via the ranks of the authorized occupation, particularly as a girl of colour with an uncommon title and as a mom and a spouse striving to reconcile the calls for of a high-profile profession with the non-public wants of my family members.”
The memoir might be Jackson’s first e book. Random Home didn’t say in its assertion when the memoir could be launched nor did it observe how a lot the justice would make from her e book cope with the writer.
Random Home didn’t instantly reply to CNN’s request for extra particulars on its e book cope with Jackson.
The Related Press first reported Jackson’s e book plans.
It’s not unusual for Supreme Court docket members to safe profitable e book offers, with Justice Amy Coney Barrett having obtained a $425,000 fee from the literary company Javelin Group to pen her personal e book, in line with monetary disclosures launched final 12 months. Barrett’s e book has not but been launched.
Justice Neil Gorsuch, in the meantime, authored a broad-audience e book referred to as “A Republic, If You Can Maintain It” in 2019. He obtained $250,000 from the publishing firm HarperCollins in 2021, in line with his 2022 monetary disclosures. The earnings is listed as “e book royalties.” Politico reported final 12 months that the quantity was an advance for a brand new e book about judicial and regulatory coverage.
And Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s disclosures final 12 months revealed she had obtained greater than $115,000 in e book royalties in 2021 from Penguin Random Home, which has printed a number of kids’s books by the justice
Of her forthcoming e book, Jackson stated in her assertion Thursday: “My hope is that the fullness of my journey as a daughter, sister, spouse, mom, litigator, and good friend will stand as a testomony for younger ladies, folks of colour, and dreamers in every single place … particularly those that nourish outsized ambitions and imagine in the potential of reaching them.”
Jackson was sworn in as a justice on June 30, 2022. President Joe Biden nominated her earlier that 12 months to interchange Justice Stephen Breyer, who introduced his retirement from the bench after serving for practically three many years.
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