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Once I Was You -- Adapted for Young Readers: Finding My Voice and Passing the Mic



by
Maria Hinojosa

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Simon & Schuster
Imprint
Simon & Schuster BFYR
ISBN
9781665902809
POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Discrimination: Racial Insensitivity/Racism, Discrimination: Sexism, Drugs/Alcohol/Tobacco: Drug Use/Abuse, Drugs/Alcohol/Tobacco: Marijuana Use, Sexual Content: Mild Sexual Content/Themes, Violence: Suicide Reference/Discussion
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Emmy Award–winning journalist Maria Hinojosa adapts her New York Times bestselling, “quite simply beautiful” (BookPage) adult memoir for young readers with this special edition filled with unique content in the vein of Jason Reynolds’s Stamped.

“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.

Black-and-white photo insert.

POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Discrimination: Racial Insensitivity/Racism, Discrimination: Sexism, Drugs/Alcohol/Tobacco: Drug Use/Abuse, Drugs/Alcohol/Tobacco: Marijuana Use, Sexual Content: Mild Sexual Content/Themes, Violence: Suicide Reference/Discussion

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

272

Trim Size

8 1/2" x 5 1/2"

Dewey

B

AR

0: points 0

Lexile

1060L

Genre

Nonfic

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Oct 2022

Book Genres

Autobiography/Biography

Topics

Maria Hinojosa (1961– ). US radio journalists. Television journalists. Hispanic American journalists. Hispanic American women. Latina journalists. Mexican Americans. Discrimination. Chicago, Illinois. Social activists. 

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