Of all the books we have on our Fall 2011 list, I don’t think you’ll find a more timely title than Becoming Dr. Q: My Journey from Migrant Farm Worker to Brain Surgeon by Dr. Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa.
I don’t think I need to tell you why this stirring tale of a man overcoming stigma and borders to become one of the top neurosurgeons in the country is important right now, but what I do want to tell you is this:
1) The book received a very thorough (and positive) review from Kirkus Reviews.
2) We’ve done podcasts for the title, but in respecting the journey Dr. Q has taken, we’re releasing the podcast in both English [podcast]https://www.ucpress.edu/content/podcasts/11432a.mp3[/podcast]
and Spanish. [podcast]https://www.ucpress.edu/content/podcasts/11432b.mp3[/podcast]
3) Dr. Q took part in today’s episode of NPR’s On Point to discuss illegal immigration and education issues.