nancydrew.jpgWhile introducing his Supreme Court nominee, Judge Sonia Sotamayor, President Barack Obama pointed out the judge’s fondness for the Nancy Drew detective series.

That’s a ringing endorsement from the U.S. president on the 80th anniversary of the teen sleuth, who now has over 200 titles in print from Grosset & Dunlap, Simon & Schuster, and graphic novel publisher Papercutz. The detective joins a number of other authors on the illustrious Barack Obama Book Club.

Check out his comments here: “Judge Sotomayor’s interest in the law was sparked as a young girl by reading the Nancy Drew series. And that when she was diagnosed with diabetes at the age of 8, she was informed that people with diabetes can’t grow up to be police officers or private investigators like Nancy Drew. In essence, she was told she’d have to scale back her dreams.”