Make It Happen! Dr. Alfredo Quiñones, Surgeon

Make It Happen! Dr. Alfredo Quiñones, Surgeon


When Dr. Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa came to the United States as a teenager, he had nothing but $64 and a dream. With perseverance and confidence, he spent almost 20 years pursuing an education. Now he is a well-known brain surgeon and researcher. He helps save lives while also researching new ways to fight cancer. His life has been filled with struggles, triumphs, and mentors who helped him reach his goals. Dr. Q’s story will show young readers how they too, can Make It Happen! and achieve goals through support from their community and with a strong sense of self.


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Grade 2-8 | Nonfiction | ISBN: 978-1-68265-576-4 | Lexile: 690 | GRL: O | English
Grade 6-12 | Nonfiction | ISBN: 978-1-68265-581-8 | Lexile: 940 | GRL: W | English

Make It Happen! Dr. Alfredo Quiñones, Surgeon:


  • Features relatable and diverse people to inspire readers
  • Enables students to think about, plan for, and achieve their own goals
  • Motivates readers to persevere to overcome obstacles such as bullying, learning challenges, and more!
  • Includes strategies to identify, develop, and implement life skills critical to success
  • Provides opportunities to explore different career paths

Key features:

  • Depth of Knowledge questions and standards-aligned activities for the classroom
  • Discussion questions to support social-emotional learning
  • Primary sources such as unique photos to help students relate in a personal way
  • Glossary to build student vocabulary

Make It Happen!

The Make It Happen! series helps students build the skills necessary to reach their own goals. This series is not about learning how to become a superstar or hero. Instead, each book presents unique people who have overcome great challenges to succeed in work and life.

A whole child approach ensures that each student is healthy, safe, engaged, supported and challenged.

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