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Becoming Maria: Love and Chaos in the South Bronx

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The Pura Belpré Honor winner for The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano and one of America's most influential Hispanics - Maria on Sesame Street - delivers a beautifully wrought coming-of-age memoir. Set in the 1970s in the Bronx, this is the story of a girl with a dream. Emmy Award-winning actress and writer Sonia Manzano plunges us into the daily lives of a Latino family that is loving - and troubled. This is Sonia's own story rendered with an unforgettable narrative power.

When listeners meet young Sonia, she is a child living amid the squalor of a boisterous home that is filled with noisy relatives and nosy neighbors. Each day she is glued to the TV screen that blots out the painful realities of her existence and also illuminates the possibilities that lie ahead. But - click! - when the TV goes off, Sonia is taken back to real life - the cramped, colorful world of her neighborhood and an alcoholic father. But it is Sonia's dream of becoming an actress that keeps her afloat among the turbulence of her life and times. Spiced with culture, heartache, and humor, this memoir paints a lasting portrait of a girl's resilience as she grows up to become an inspiration to millions.

©2015 Sonia Manzano (P)2015 Scholastic Inc.

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