WATCH: Get the Inside Story Behind the PS 22 Oscar Show Stoppers

OK, if you can watch this documentary without tearing up a bit then you're one tough cookie. Remember the adorable 5th graders who stole the show at the Oscars over the weekend? Well, they are from Public School 22 is Staten Island New York and approximately 80% of the school's population is comprised of Latino and African American students.

We found this short documentary that explains their rise to fame and gives us all a little bit of inspiration along the way:

Share this 
About this author

Mariela Rosario,

I'm a raging opinionista and I love to share my ramblings on everything from pop culture to food to stuff that makes me laugh & cry! I've worked in all types of media (TV, film, print) and was previously the online editor at Latina magazine before joining Mamás Latinas. On most nights you can find me working my way through my library of cookbooks or playing with my puppy Lola (my only child so far). I have a wonderful hubby who shares my passion for any and all kinds of travel. Together, we've formed a semi-professional wine drinking team.

What We're Reading
Like this post? Contribute to the discussion!

Subscribe to our newsletter