I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the COMING UP CUBAN by Sonia Manzano Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!
About The Book:
Title: COMING UP CUBAN: Rising Past Castro’s Shadow
Author: Sonia Manzano
Pub. Date: August 2, 2022
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Formats: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook, Audiobook
From Pura Belpré Honoree and Emmy-award winning actor Sonia Manzano–best known as “Maria” from Sesame Street–comes the expansive and timeless story of four children who must carve out a path for themselves in the wake of Fidel Castro’s rise to power.
Fifteen-time Emmy Award winner and Pura Belpre honoree Sonia Manzano examines the impact of the 1959 Cuban Revolution on four children from very different walks of life. In the wake of a new regime in Cuba, Ana, Miguel, Zulema, and Juan learn to find a place for themselves in a world forever changed. In a tumultuous moment of history, we see the lasting effects of a revolution in Havana, the countryside, Miami, and New York. Through these snapshot stories, we are reminded that regardless of any tumultuous times, we are all forever connected in our humanity.
About Sonia Manzano:
SONIA MANZANO is a groundbreaking Latina educator, executive television producer, and award-winning children’s book author. A first-generation mainland Puerto Rican, she has affected the lives of millions of parents and children since she was offered the opportunity to play “Maria” on Sesame Street (which she continued to do for 44 years, from 1971-2015). Manzano has received 15 Emmys for writing television scripts, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Award, the Hispanic Heritage Award for Education, and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Academy of Arts and Sciences. People magazine named Sonia one of America’s most influential Hispanics. Her critically acclaimed children’s books include The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano, which won a Pura Belpré Honor Award, and the stunning young adult memoir Becoming Maria: Love and Chaos in the South Bronx. Currently she is working on Alma’s Way, an animated series with Fred Rogers Productions that will air on PBS. Manzano resides in New York City with her husband Richard Reagan, whom she married in 1986, and their daughter Gabriela.
1 winner will receive a finished copy of COMING UP CUBAN, US Only.
Ends August 9th midnight EST.