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Sonia Manzano has affected the lives of millions since the early 1970s as the actress who defined the role of Maria on the acclaimed television series “Sesame Street.” Manzano has won 15 Emmy Awards for her television writing and is the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Academy of Arts and Sciences. People magazine named her one of America’s most influential Hispanics. Her first novel is “The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano” (Scholastic).

Previous National Book Festival Appearances

Sonia Manzano