june, 2021

24jun(jun 24)6:30 pm(jun 24)6:30 pmSonia Manzano: Actress & AuthorLocation(s):FOLMC


Event Details

Please join us to hear Sonia Manzano, author and one of the first Hispanic actresses on television. She inspired, educated, and delighted children as “Maria” on Sesame Street for over 40 years.

Throughout her career, she has continued to contribute to enriching diversity on television, on the stage, and in the educational realm. Manzano was raised in the South Bronx, where her involvement in the arts was inspired by teachers who encouraged her to audition for the High School of Performing Arts. She was accepted there and began her career as an actress. Recently, Scholastic and Manzano partnered to launch two middle-grade novels and two picture books. Some of Manzano’s other books include her memoir, Becoming Maria: Love and Chaos in the South Bronx (Scholastic), a Christmas picture book, Miracle of 133rd Street (Simon & Schuster) and A World Together.

Sponsored by Friends of the Library, Montgomery County.

Join the Event Here: https://zoom.us/j/91923724307?pwd=V1hlWEtvVkRIeTZSd1FhakEvZ2syQT09

Meeting ID: 919 2372 4307
Passcode: 836874

Or Dial-In: 301 715 8592
Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/acRb3BwCBc

While you’re waiting, check out our Summer Read and Learn program! Registration begins June 16th!

Looking for something to read? Try our graded booklist!

Want to learn more about becoming an author, actress, or actor? Try these resources!

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