Becoming Dr. Q: My Journey from Migrant Farm Worker to Brain Surgeon

By Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa and Mim Eichler Rivas. Publisher: Univ. of California


Quiñones-Hinojosa tells the inspiring story of how he left Mexico to pursue a better life and ended up becoming a Johns Hopkins University neurosurgeon, professor, and brain-cancer research scientist.




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Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books
The Adult Books editors have selected the following titles as representative of the year’s outstanding books for public-library collections. Our scope has been intentionally broad, and we have attempted to find books that combine literary, intellectual, and aesthetic excellence with popular appeal.
2011 - Selection(s)