Search Results: "Sonia Manzano"


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 >

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YOUNG ADULT
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 >

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MIRACLE ON 133RD STREET by Sonia Manzano
CHILDREN'S
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 >

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A BOX FULL OF KITTENS by Sonia Manzano
CHILDREN'S
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 >

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NO DOGS ALLOWED! by Sonia Manzano
ANIMALS
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 >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Still, her primary devotion was to her painting, which she practiced until the very end of her life: She died in her studio in 1979, at the age of 94. (115 color plates, 88 b&w illustrations)"
An artist whose career spanned the whole of the modernist movement is finally receiving her due. Read full book review >

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SONIA SOTOMAYOR by Sylvia Mendoza
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 25, 2017

"Definitely on a mission, but some sense of the woman beneath the robes comes through. (notes, bibliography) (Biography. 12-14)"
An analytical view of the personal and cultural values that make the Supreme Court's first Hispanic and third woman justice an admirable role model. Read full book review >

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SONIA GANDHI by Rani Singh
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"A book of humane scope that reveals an intriguing political history and a life of compassion."
A London journalist presents a biography of one of the world's enigmatic female leaders. Read full book review >

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MADAME SONIA DELAUNAY by Gérard Lo Monaco
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 2015

"Children who want to know more (i.e., anything) about Delaunay's life or artistic context will have to look elsewhere, but this bonbon should leave a taste for further enquiry. (thumbnail index includes media and locations) (Pop-up art book. 6-10)"
This small but fulsome tribute to the underrecognized artist/designer pairs pop-up versions of many of her semiabstract works with fanciful interpretive notes. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET STORY OF SONIA RODRÍGUEZ by Alan Lawrence Sitomer
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 30, 2008

"Sonia's perspective is necessarily subjective, but her own development as a character fails to bring needed balance to these depictions. (Fiction. YA)"
Sonia Rodríguez is the American-born daughter of illegal Mexican immigrants. Read full book review >