The Monitor – From migrant worker to appellate judge, Yañez takes on next big challenge

Sitting under shade trees in the vegetable fields of Illinois, a teenage Linda Yañez devoured the classics.

Books took her to cultures oceans away from her hometown of Rio Hondo and introduced her to ideas foreign to many of her fellow migrant farmworkers.

Four decades later, the 59-year-old appellate judge and candidate for the Texas Supreme Court compares her work now to those summer afternoons spent reading and interpreting tales of lives so different from her own.

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