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Author Manzano, Sonia.

Title Becoming Maria [Axis 360 electronic resource] : love and chaos in the South Bronx / Sonia Manzano.

Edition First edition.
Publication Info. New York : Scholastic Press, 2015.
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Description 1 online resource (262 pages) : illustrations (black & white).
Summary "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"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Manzano, Sonia.
Manzano, Sonia -- Family.
Coming of age -- Bronx (New York, N.Y.).
Actors and actresses.
Television writers.
Hispanic American women.
Women -- Biography.
Manzano, Sonia -- Childhood and youth -- Juvenile literature.
Manzano, Sonia -- Family -- Juvenile literature.
Coming of age -- Juvenile literature.
Television actors and actresses -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Television writers -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Hispanic American women -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Genre Electronic books.
Added Author Baker & Taylor Axis 360
Other Form: Print version: Manzano, Sonia. Becoming Maria. First edition 9780545621847 (DLC) 2015007490 (OCoLC)900623934
ISBN 9780545621861 electronic bk.
0545621860 electronic bk.
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