A Biography

Congratulations to Dr. Q on this prestigious award from Latino Literacy Now! It is an honor to receive recognition from this charitable organization!

Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa tells his amazing life story--from his impoverished childhood in the tiny village of Palaco, Mexico, to his harrowing border crossing and his transformation from illegal immigrant to American citizen and gifted student at the University of California at Berkeley and at Harvard Medical School.

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Washington DC -- April 28-29, 2012 -- 2nd USA Science and Engineering Festival -- Free event

The Expo is the nation’s largest celebration of all things science & engineering and features over 2,000 hands-on activities and over 150 performances.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012 -- 4 to 6 p.m.

Book signing event (Opened to any public)

Nifty Fifty - March 20th, 2012

Dr Q is sharing his story with young students from the DC area.

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reviews of "Becoming Dr Q"

When I first met Dr. Q, I thought he had an angel watching out for him--defying death more than once and overcoming the odds of class and racial discrimination. After reading his truly inspirational memoir, I can say that Dr. Q doesn’t have an angel. He is simply one of us--a human being who chooses to believe in the capacity of people. And now, every time I see an ‘invisible’ undocumented immigrant, I see a potential brain surgeon. This is a book about humility, being a dreamer and the power of esperanza--hope.

- Maria Hinojosa, award-winning NPR and PBS anchor and author of Raising Raul and Crews

This is a spell-binding story of a champion who harnessed the power of passion and dogged determination to triumph over adversity. Be prepared to laugh, cry and to come away enlightened not just about the human brain and its miraculous capacities but also about the human heart.

--Venus Williams, author of Come to Win

Becoming Dr. Q is a book that should be read by all high schoolers and college students--it's about how to overcome hardship, about how to believe in our heart's hope, about not allowing your dreams to be co-opted by mediocrity. This should be a handbook for never giving up on your dreams, and if followed, the world would become a greater place for peace, respect and love. Read it--laugh, cry, share in Dr. Q's magnificent journey!

--Jimmy Santiago Baca, author of "A Glass of Water"

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