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.
Lower Level Lexile: 690L
Upper Level Lexile: 940L