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Justice's new book describes her childhood on a ranch

Sandra Day O'Connor
Sandra Day O'Connor
Evan Vucci, Associated Press

Retiring Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor tells a story of her childhood in her children's book, "Chico."

O'Connor is scheduled to appear at the Civic Center Library in Scottsdale, Ariz., on Sunday to talk about and read from the newly released book.

She had a best-seller in 2002 with the memoir "Lazy B: Growing up on a Cattle Ranch in the American Southwest," written with her brother, H. Alan Day.

The new book, subtitled "A True Story From the Childhood of the First Woman Supreme Court Justice," is also about ranch life. Illustrated by painter Dan Andreasen, it tells of her horse Chico and a terrifying encounter she and Chico had with a rattlesnake.