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Between the Covers host, Ann Bocock interviews Maria Hinojosa, author of “Once I was You.”
This special virtual interview is of the book ‘Once I Was You’, where author, Maria Hinojosa shares her intimate experience growing up Mexican American on the south side of Chicago and documenting the existential wasteland of immigration detention camps for news outlets that often challenged her work. In these pages, she offers a personal and eye-opening account of how the rhetoric around immigration has not only long informed American attitudes toward outsiders, but also enabled willful negligence and profiteering at the expense of our country’s most vulnerable populations—charging us with the broken system we have today.
Emmy Award–winning journalist and anchor of NPR’s Latino USA, Maria Hinojosa, tells the story of immigration in America through her family’s experiences and decades of re-porting, painting an unflinching portrait of a country in crisis.