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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

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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
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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"--
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 isa 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"--
Tone
Writing style
Award
School Library Journal Best Nonfiction Book, 2015.
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Awards note
New York Times Notable Children's Book, 2015
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10438917
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 791.4502/8092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • Young Adult
  • 910
Intended audience source
Lexile
Language note
Text in English
LC call number
PN2287.M32
LC item number
A3 2015
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
910
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 9
  • 12
Reading level
  • 5.5.
  • 6.3.
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True
Study program name
  • Accelerated Reader
  • Reading Counts!
Target audience
juvenile
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love and chaos in the South Bronx
Label
Becoming Maria : love and chaos in the South Bronx, Sonia Manzano
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Publication
Copyright
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1. Fragments. Kid Diaper meets mystery girl ; Family beatings ; Poverty sing-along ; Invisible girl ; A Christmas fact of life ; Hunger camp ; Family mood swings ; Queen for a day ; Banishment, threats, and a suicide ; Buried treasure ; Breasts ; Knives in the oven -- Part 2. La lucha. Landing on Planet X ; Estupida ; West Side story ; Fight! Fight! Fight! ; Southern Boulevard ; Vanessa Delmonte ; Back to square one ; Worlds collide ; Agitation ; Down with Puerto Rico ; My dramatic life -- Part 3. The beginning. Performing arts ; Winner or loser? ; What skin am I in? ; The love and marriage bomb ; Oozing opportunist ; Free at last ; Stages of fear ; Black power ; Godspell ; Unhappy ending ; The beginning
Control code
5747080
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
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn900623934
  • (OCoLC)900623934
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
Contents
Part 1. Fragments. Kid Diaper meets mystery girl ; Family beatings ; Poverty sing-along ; Invisible girl ; A Christmas fact of life ; Hunger camp ; Family mood swings ; Queen for a day ; Banishment, threats, and a suicide ; Buried treasure ; Breasts ; Knives in the oven -- Part 2. La lucha. Landing on Planet X ; Estupida ; West Side story ; Fight! Fight! Fight! ; Southern Boulevard ; Vanessa Delmonte ; Back to square one ; Worlds collide ; Agitation ; Down with Puerto Rico ; My dramatic life -- Part 3. The beginning. Performing arts ; Winner or loser? ; What skin am I in? ; The love and marriage bomb ; Oozing opportunist ; Free at last ; Stages of fear ; Black power ; Godspell ; Unhappy ending ; The beginning
Control code
5747080
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
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn900623934
  • (OCoLC)900623934

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