Library of Congress

National Book Festival

Sandra Day O’Connor made history when she became the first woman on the U.S. Supreme Court in 1981, following her unanimous confirmation by the U.S. Senate. She served on the court until 2006. In her home state of Arizona, O’Connor had been an elected official and the first woman majority leader in the nation as the Republican leader in the Arizona Senate. O’Connor will appear with her brother, H. Alan Day, and his co-author, Lynn Wiese Sneyd, during which she will interview them about their book, “The Horse Lover: A Cowboy’s Quest to Save the Wild Mustangs” (Bison Books/University of Nebraska Press).

Previous National Book Festival Appearances

Sandra Day O'Connor