Houston lawyer Benny Agosto Jr. says his 10-year-old daughter Victoria has wanted to write a book for a while, so they co-authored a children’s book about how lawyers can help fight injustice. A 9-year-old girl named Victoria is the main character of the colorfully illustrated picture book called “Victoria Goes to Court.”
“It’s a Law Day kind of book,” says Agosto, a partner in Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Friend in Houston who recently finished a term as president of the Hispanic National Bar Association.
In the book, Victoria, a fourth-grader who loves soccer and has three older brothers — like Victoria Agosto — learns about the concept of injustice in history class. In the book, Victoria’s teacher tells her that she can become a lawyer to fight injustice in court, and Victoria learns at a Law Day assembly at school that “lawyers help people solve problems and fight injustice when something bad or illegal happens to them.” Victoria also learns in the book that lawyers can become teachers, legislators, trial lawyers, judges or president. The final page of the book tells readers to follow their dreams.
Agosto, a trial lawyer, says he read the book, which he and his daughter published earlier this year, to attendees at a Law Day celebration in May. The self-published book is available from Agosto for a donation to the Mexican-American Bar Association of Texas.
-- Brenda Sapino Jeffreys