Becoming Maria: Love and Chaos in the South Bronx

By Sonia Manzano

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Awards and Honors <i>SLJ</i>’s Best Books of 2015, Nonfiction<br> <i>The New York Times</i> Notable Children’s Books of 2015, Young Adult<br> <i>Kirkus Reviews</i> Best Books of 2015, Teen<br> New York Public Library Best Books for Teens 2015<br> 2016 Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 9–12<br> 2015 Cybils Award Nomination, Young Adult Nonfiction<br> NEA’s Read Across America Educator Recomended Books 2016–2017, Grades 9–12<br> Children’s Book Committee Bank Street College of Education, 2016 Best Children’s Books of the Year, Information Books

Becoming Maria: Love and Chaos in the South Bronx

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Drugs/Alcohol/Tobacco: Alcohol Abuse,Language: Strong Language,Sexual Content: Mild Sexual Content/Themes,Violence: Domestic/Physical Abuse

Sonia Manzano, best known for her role as Maria on Sesame Street, vividly recounts her memories of growing up in a working-class Puerto Rican family in the Bronx.
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