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That Girl on TV Could Be Me!
The Journey of a Latina News Anchor

Written by Leticia Ordaz
Illustrated by Juan Calle

$16.95, hardcover, 36 Pages,
ISBN: 978-1-59702-151-7, 9.5 x 10.5

A true life story to inspire the next generation!

Growing up near Sacramento, Leticia dreams of reading the news on TV. The problem is no one on TV looks like her.

This shy, small-town girl overcomes barriers, like her fear of public speaking, to become the first in her Latino family to attend college. After interning at her local TV station, she reports on a rainbow of stories. Eventually she lands her dream job, working with her childhood idols. Join Leticia on her journey to become that person on TV.

This storybook is bilingual in Spanish.

Leticia Ordaz's autobiography is heartfelt, educational, and relevant. Kids will be inspired to follow their passions. Girls will discover a practical role model. Latinx readers will be encouraged to take pride in their cultural identity and language. Everyone will recognize their families in this universal story of immigrants who wish to improve their lives and America at the same time.

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More praise for That Girl on TV

"Ordaz's non-literal Spanish translation is appealing. It's the way people actually talk in their own languages... Of course, Leticia Ordaz's story is about overcoming obstacles. But, more than this, it's about knowing who you are, acknowledging what you come from, and-with love and support from family and community-you just might go on to realize your dreams. That Girl on TV Could Be Me... is highly recommended."
- De Colores

"VERDICT: A motivating picture book biography that will inspire Latinx children to pursue their dreams by working hard and overcoming challenges."
- School Library Journal

"That Girl on TV leads by example. Leticia's life journey starts with simple steps, but it's her ambition, drive, and determination that takes her from a small town and small beginnings to a place in front of the camera, and eventually to the anchor desk. Leticia is a natural storyteller whether it's on TV or coming off the pages of a book."
- Rich Ibarra, Reporter, Capitol Public Radio, KCRA, KXTV, KOVR.

"Thank you Leticia-you are a voice connector for our most vulnerable in our community!"
- Sister Libby Fernandez, Sacramento's most popular nun, Mercy Pedalers street ministry

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Papa "All kids need attention to the spark that ignites their ambition. Leticia's true life quest for excellence in TV News is charmingly told and illustrated and will be the example that shows you the way."
- Lois Hart and Dave Walker, first CNN anchors

Papa "That Girl on TV provides a witty first-person point of view on the not so glamorous world of TV news. Leticia has done a great work in a relatively short period of time both in her career and sharing in book form, some of her favorite moments in such an entertaining and inspiring way. Very happy to say I know That Girl on TV and I'm better for it. I believe readers/viewers will be too."
- Rob Mayeda, KNTV Meteorologist, reporter, storm chaser

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