Ser Maria: Amor Y Caos En El Bronx (Becoming Maria: Love And Chaos In The South Bronx)

ISBN-10: 054593351X
ISBN-13: 9780545933513
Author: Manzano, Sonia
Interest Level: 7-12
Publisher: Scholastic

Publication Date: May 2016

Copyright: 2016

Page Count: 288


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Interest Level

Grades 7-12

Reading Level

Lexile: 840L
Accelerated Reader Level: 4.8
Accelerated Reader Points: 11.0

BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / United States / Hispanic & Latino

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / General

Description
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. She is a child living amidst the squalor of a boisterous home that is filled with noisy relatives and 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. This memoir paints a lasting portrait of a girl's resilience as she grows up to become an inspiration to millions.