Becoming Maria: love and chaos in the south bronx

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Pub. Date:
2015.
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IL: UG - BL: 5.5 - AR Pts: 11
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"Pura Belpre 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 1950s 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 readers meet young Sonia, she is a child living amidst 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"--
A coming-of-age memoir by the Emmy award-winning actress and writer offers a look into the daily lives of a loving, but troubled, Latino family and a girl kept afloat amid the turbulence of her life and times by the dream of becoming an actress.
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Lexile Score:
910
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subject_facet Actors and actresses, Coming of age -- Bronx (New York, N.Y.), Coming of age -- Bronx (New York, N.Y.) -- Juvenile literature, Hispanic American women, Hispanic American women -- Biography -- Juvenile literature, JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / General, JUVENILE NONFICTION / Family / General (see also headings under Social Issues), JUVENILE NONFICTION / Family / Multigenerational, Juvenile Nonfiction / People & Places / United States / Hispanic & Latino, Manzano, Sonia, Manzano, Sonia -- Childhood and youth -- Juvenile literature, Manzano, Sonia -- Family, Manzano, Sonia -- Family -- Juvenile literature, Television actors and actresses -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature, Television writers, Television writers -- United States -- Biography. -- Juvenile literature, Women -- Biography
title_display Becoming Maria : love and chaos in the South Bronx
title_full Becoming Maria : love and chaos in the South Bronx / Sonia Manzano, Becoming maria : love and chaos in the south bronx [electronic resource] / Sonia Manzano
title_short Becoming Maria :
title_sub love and chaos in the south bronx
topic_facet Actors and actresses, Childhood and youth, Coming of age, Family, Hispanic American women, JUVENILE NONFICTION / Family / Multigenerational, Manzano, Sonia, Television actors and actresses, Television writers, Women