Raising Raul: Adventures Raising Myself and My Son

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Viking, 1999 - Biography & Autobiography - 240 pages
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"In the Mexico where Maria Hinojosa was born, being a traditional woman was defined by one thing - becoming a traditional mother. But there has never been anything traditional about this award-winning radio and television journalist. By the time she reached her thirties, Maria Hinojosa had received her degree from Barnard College, had been a staff reporter for National Public Radio, and had become the first urban affairs correspondent on CNN. She had it all - or thought she did. But with the birth of her first son, Raul, she began to discover the meaning of what really matters." "With humor, depth, and street smarts, Hinojosa takes us on a journey of family lessons and spiritual searching, of romance and intimacy, and of ambition and maternal love. In flash-backs and flash-forwards and filled with colorful stories and characters from her life, Raising Raul takes us on Hinojosa's motherhood adventure as she struggles not only to become the mother she wants to be but also to become the woman she wants to be."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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RAISING RAUL: Adventures Raising Myself and My Son

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A salsa-spiced memoir of a "Latina gringa," who struggles with career, marriage, motherhood, and the push-pull of her Mexican heritage vs. the ambitious, independent woman formed in "gringo-landia ... Read full review

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Hinojosa is host of NPR's Latino USA and an urban affairs correspondent for CNN, but in this "coming-to-womanhood" tale, she has something else on her mind: motherhood. In Mexico, where she was born ... Read full review


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Maria Hinojosa is an urban affairs correspondent for CNN. From 1990-1996 she was a correspondent for National Public Radio. She continues to host NPR's nationally broadcast Latino USA. In 1995, Hispanic Business Magazine named her as one of the 100 most influential Latinos in the United States. She has won numerous awards including the Robert F. Kennedy award and an Associated Press award. She has been featured in Latina magazine, Mirabella, and other publications. Hinojosa resides in New York City with her husband, her son Raul, and her new baby daughter.

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