Becoming Maria: Love and Chaos in the South Bronx

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Becoming Maria: Love and Chaos in the South Bronx

by Sonia Manzano

First Release:

January 2016

ISBN: 9780545621847

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.

  • ISBN: 9780545621847
    Format: Print Book
    Edition: Hardcover edition
    Publisher: Scholastic
    Page Count: 272
    Trim Size: 5 1/2" x 8 1/4"
    Accelerated Reader: Level: 5.5, Points: 11
    Scholastic Reading Counts: Level: 6.3, Points: 18
    Lexile: Level: 910L
    Awards & Honors: SLJ’s Best Books of 2015, Nonfiction
    The New York Times Notable Children’s Books of 2015, Young Adult
    Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2015, Teen
    New York Public Library Best Books for Teens 2015
    2016 Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 9–12
    2015 Cybils Award Nomination, Young Adult Nonfiction
    NEA’s Read Across America Educator Recomended Books 2016–2017, Grades 9–12
    Children’s Book Committee Bank Street College of Education, 2016 Best Children’s Books of the Year, Information Books
    Genre: Nonfic
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