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Becoming Maria : Love and Chaos in the South Bronx: Love and Chaos in the South Bronx
by Sonia Manzano


Overview - 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.  Read more...

 
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Overview
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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  • ISBN-13: 9780545621847
  • ISBN-10: 0545621844
  • Publisher: Scholastic Press
  • Publish Date: August 2015
  • Page Count: 272
  • Reading Level: Ages 12-17
  • Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.6 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.8 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Biography & Autobiography - General
Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > People & Places - United States - Hispanic/Latino
Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Family - General (see also headings under Social Topics)

 
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