Becoming Maria: Love and Chaos in the South Bronx

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Price
$9.99  $9.29
Publisher
Scholastic Press
Publish Date
Pages
272
Dimensions
5.2 X 0.7 X 8.2 inches | 0.5 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780545621854

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About the Author

Sonia Manzano has affected the lives of millions since the early 1970s, as the actress who defined the role of Maria on the acclaimed television series Sesame Street. Sonia has won fifteen Emmy Awards for her television writing and is the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Academy of Arts and Sciences. People magazine named Sonia one of America's most influential Hispanics. She lives in New York City.

Reviews

Praise for THE REVOLUTION OF EVELYN SERRANO
*"This wry, moving debut novel does a great job of blending the personal and the political. . . while the family drama and revelations continue right up to the end."--BOOKLIST, starred review
*"Characters of surprising dimension round out the plot and add to the novel's cultural authenticity. . . A stunning debut."--KIRKUS, starred review
CELEBRITY ENDORSEMENTS
"Thisnovel is meant to be savored in delicious bites. I loved its snap and down-home-El Barrio-in-your-face-tell-it-like-it-is tone."
--Oscar Hijuelos, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love
"The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano should be placed on proud display with the literature that enriches our multicultural America. History will come alive for young readers who will identify with how a great historic moment can affect one girl and her family."
--Julia Alvarez, Pura Belpre Award-winning author of Before We Were Free and How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
"I love this book! It's smart, real, painfully funny, and filled with the wisdom of a writer who can get to the hearts and souls of her readers. Sonia Manzano, standing ovation! (Encore, please!)"
--John Leguizamo, Emmy Award winning actor-comedian.
"An important story about activism, acceptance, and love.Sonia Manzano vividly portrays a neighborhood in turmoil, with embraceable characters who change history."
--Pam Munoz Ryan, Pura Belpre Award-winning author of The Dreamer and Esperanza Rising
"The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano underscores the struggle that triumphed in the lives of Latinos. Here is a book that creates indelible political awareness."
--Nicholasa Mohr, National Book Award Finalist, author of El Bronx Remembered
"Thank you, Sonia Manzano, for capturing important moments for Puerto Ricans, and for reminding us that history doesn't just happen, we live with it and with its consequences."
--Esmeralda Santiago, Alex Award-winning author of Almost a Woman and When I was Puerto Rican