Enjoy the first children's picture book about becoming a TV news anchor. Amazingly illustrated, this inspiring Latina autobiography features a bilingual Spanish translation.
Growing up near Sacramento, CA, little Leticia dreams of being a TV newscaster. But 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 hardworking Mexican family to attend college.
Then, starting as an intern, she climbs the ladder, travels to different cities, and reports on a rainbow of stories. Eventually can she land her dream job... to work at her hometown Channel 3? Join Leticia on her exciting journey to become that TV anchor who will encourage the next generation of children to attain their goals.
Children watch television every day but have never read a storybook about making a career in TV news... until now! Kids will be inspired by Leticia’s educational, funny, and poignant experiences. Parents will appreciate the perspective of a working woman and Latinx role model. Teachers and librarians will value the bilingual translation in Spanish and glossary of TV terms.
This autobiography is topical, as immigrants and women continue the struggle to claim their rightful place in America. The dynamic illustrations by Juan Calle go behind the scenes to show how breaking news is covered in a way no other storybook has done before. Join Leticia on her inspiring journey to achieve the American Dream.
“All children 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 TV anchors
“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, former Reporter KCRA, KXTV, KOVR
“This provides a witty first-person point of view on the not so glamorous world of TV news. Leticia has done a great work sharing 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 will be too.” - Rob Mayeda, KNTV Meteorologist, storm chaser
“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