Books by Sonia Manzano

MIRACLE ON 133RD STREET by Sonia Manzano
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"A scrumptious treat to be savored and enjoyed, just like a fine holiday dinner. (Picture book. 4-9)"
On Christmas Eve, a large apartment house on 133rd Street in the Bronx becomes the site of a multicultural neighborhood party. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"In stark and heartbreaking contrast to her Sesame Street character, Manzano paints a poignant, startlingly honest picture of her youth. (Memoir. 12 & up)"
Actress Manzano, best known as Maria from Sesame Street, provides a lyrical and unflinching account of her tough Nuyorican upbringing in the South Bronx. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"A stunning debut. (author's note, recommended reading) (Historical novel. 12 & up)"
Set in 1969, Manzano's first novel offers a realistically mercurial protagonist struggling with her identity in Spanish Harlem. Read full book review >
A BOX FULL OF KITTENS by Sonia Manzano
Released: June 5, 2007

"Still, the appealing watercolors and child-friendly elements will draw many readers in. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Ruthie, a girl who loves Superman and kittens, is asked to keep her aunt Juanita company. Read full book review >
NO DOGS ALLOWED! by Sonia Manzano
Released: April 1, 2004

"Children will happily hitch a ride, laugh at the exaggerated but believable details and misadventures, and listen to the quiet chords of community and cooperation that underlie Iris's sunny account. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Sesame Street's "Maria" debuts with this effervescent tale of an extended Bronx family heading for the beach. Read full book review >