Emmy Award and Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Maria Hinojosa has created a brand-new, unique version of her adult memoir, which was an NPR Best Book of 2020, for young readers, blending her story with perspectives on history in the vein of Jason Reynolds’s Stamped

Product Code: 9038
ISBN: 9781665902809
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Atria Books
Pages: 272
Published Date: 08/30/2022
Availability:In stock
Price: $17.99

“There is no such thing as an illegal human being.”

Maria ?Hinojosa is an Emmy Award–winning journalist, a bestselling author, and was the first Latina to found a national independent nonprofit newsroom in the United States. But before all that, she was a girl with big hair and even bigger dreams. Born in Mexico and raised in the vibrant neighborhood of Hyde Park, Chicago, Maria was always looking for ways to better understand the world around her—and where she fit into it.

Here, she combines stories from her life, beginning with her family’s harrowing experience of immigration, with truths about the United States’s long and complicated relationship with the people who cross its borders, by choice or by force. Funny, frank, and thought-provoking, Maria’s voice is one you will want to listen to again and again.

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Chapter 1: Once Upon a Time in Mexico
Chapter 2: Coming to America
Chapter 3: Caught Between Two Worlds
Chapter 4: Being Different in Hyde Park
Chapter 5: Invisible Borders
Chapter 6: This Is What Democracy Looks Like
Chapter 7: Putting Down Roots
Chapter 8: A Different Kind of Church
Chapter 9: The Drive South
Chapter 10: A Girl Named Maria
Chapter 11: Growing Pains
Chapter 12: Looking Privilege in the Eye Chapter 13: Boy Crazy Chapter 14: The War That Nobody Wanted
Chapter 15: Life After High School
Chapter 16: In a New York Minute
Chapter 17: Freshman Year
Chapter 18: Embracing My Latina-ness
Chapter 19: Finding My Voice on the Airwaves
Chapter 20: Travels with Jorge
Chapter 21: The Activist Becomes a Journalist
Chapter 22: Learning How to Say My Name

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