Becoming Maria : love and chaos in the South Bronx
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New York : Scholastic Press, 2015.
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Main Library - Teen Biography  1 available
YA B M2962b
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Format
Book
Edition
First edition.
Physical Desc
262 pages : illustrations (black & white) ; 22 cm.
Language
English
ISBN
9780545621847, 0545621844
Reading Level
UG
Level 5.5, 11 Points
Lexile measure
910

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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"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Manzano, S. (2015). Becoming Maria: love and chaos in the South Bronx (First edition.). Scholastic Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Manzano, Sonia. 2015. Becoming Maria: Love and Chaos in the South Bronx. New York: Scholastic Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Manzano, Sonia. Becoming Maria: Love and Chaos in the South Bronx New York: Scholastic Press, 2015.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Manzano, Sonia. Becoming Maria: Love and Chaos in the South Bronx First edition., Scholastic Press, 2015.

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