No objections here! Season two of Alma’s Way, the popular PBS Kids show, is kicking off with a special half-hour episode featuring guest star Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. 

Created by Sonia Manzano, a Sesame Street veteran known for her role as Maria, Alma’s Way chronicles the life of Alma Rivera, a 6-year-old Puerto Rican girl growing up in the Bronx.

Alam’s Way centers on 6-year-old Alma Rivera. | Source: PBS Kids

Each episode of Alma’s Way is split into two 11-minute stories. The season two kick-off episode will first feature the story “Justice Sonia and Judge Alma,” with Justice Sotomayor playing herself and Manzano playing Granny Isa (Alma’s grandmother), as Alma tries to help her friends determine what’s fair. 

Then, in “Justice Sonia and Umpire Alma,” Justice Sotomayor encourages Alma to become an umpire at a kickball game, and Alma wonders if she made the right call about a play. 

Nominated by President Barack Obama to the Supreme Court in 2009, Justice Sotomayor is the third woman, first woman of color, and the first Hispanic Supreme Court Justice. The new season fittingly airs Sept. 18, just three days into Hispanic Heritage month.

To watch previous episodes and get more information on Alma’s Way ahead of the season two premiere, visit

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