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The Resource Becoming Maria : love and chaos in the South Bronx, Sonia Manzano

Becoming Maria : love and chaos in the South Bronx, Sonia Manzano

Label
Becoming Maria : love and chaos in the South Bronx
Title
Becoming Maria
Title remainder
love and chaos in the South Bronx
Statement of responsibility
Sonia Manzano
Title variation
Love and chaos in the South Bronx
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Manzano, Sonia
Dewey number
  • 791.4502/8092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • photographs
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN2287.M32
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Manzano, Sonia
  • Manzano, Sonia
  • Manzano, Sonia
  • Actresses
  • Coming of age
  • Hispanic American women
  • Hispanic American women
  • Coming of age
  • Television actors and actresses
  • Television writers
  • Television writers
  • Coming of age
  • Bronx (New York, N.Y.)
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Becoming Maria : love and chaos in the South Bronx, Sonia Manzano
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
262 pages
Isbn
9780545621847
Lccn
2015007490
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (black & white), portraits, photographs
System control number
  • sky274397387
  • (OCoLC)900623934
  • 906065
Label
Becoming Maria : love and chaos in the South Bronx, Sonia Manzano
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
262 pages
Isbn
9780545621847
Lccn
2015007490
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (black & white), portraits, photographs
System control number
  • sky274397387
  • (OCoLC)900623934
  • 906065

Library Locations

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