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Becoming Maria: Love and Chaos in the South Bronx

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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. 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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Recommended Age Adults
Author Sonia Manzano
ISBN 0545621852
Publication Date Aug 25, 2015
Publisher Scholastic Press
Language English