Once I Was You: Finding My Voice And Passing The Mic, Young Readers Edition

ISBN-10: 1665902809
ISBN-13: 9781665902809
Author: Hinojosa, Maria
Interest Level: 3-7
Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Publication Date: August 2022

Copyright: 2022

Page Count: 272

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Interest Level

Grades 3-7

Reading Level

Guided Reading: Z
Lexile: 1060L
Accelerated Reader Level: 7.2
Accelerated Reader Points: 12.0

BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Social Topics / Emigration & Immigration

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Social Science / Politics & Government

Maria Hinojosa is an Emmy award-winning journalist and was the first Latina to found a national independent non-profit 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 indelible experience of immigration all the way through the first time she heard her own voice on national radio, with truths about the United States' long and complicated relationship with immigrants. Funny, frank, and wise, Maria's story is one you will want to read again and again, and her voice will inspire you to find your own.
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