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Sonia Manzano

Sonia Manzano (born June 12, 1950) is an American actress and writer. She is best known for playing Maria on Sesame Street since 1971.

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podcast. Hope this lady is still writing hard. Sonia Manzano: Shaping a Life Story.
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Evelyn learns truths about her Latino heritage in 'Evelyn,THE REVOLUTION OF EVELYN SERRANO(Sonia Manzano)…
What an honour. We just met Sonia Manzano aka "Maria".
I am hearing Sonia Manzano right now! She said she felt there had to be something more than "la…
"Just because you can't test it, doesn't mean it isn't important!" Sonia Manzano
Listening to Sonia Manzano, aka Maria from Sesame Street, at Conference! It's like seeing my old babysitter.
"Kids today face obstacles we could not have imagined." Sonia Manzano
"How can I contribute to a society that doesn't see me?" Sonia Manzano
Sonia Manzano or "Maria" from Sesame Street keynoting at the American Society conference.…
Sonia Manzano!!! We're thrilled to have Sesame Street's "Maria" at the 2017 Annual Conference
Getting ready for Sonia Manzano's keynote! Last day!
Reminder to you all to read Revolution of Evelyn Serrano by Sonia Manzano
Information Exchange next week featuring Sonia Manzano, John Dahl and Omaha's best changemakers. Register now:…
The first leading Latina actress on US television, Sonia Manzano.
Such a pleasure talking to on Take a listen She's in today for
Thank you for sharing your story of resilience &supporting at-risk young women & girls
Sonia Manzano says was one of her first auditions. That led to a role that lasted 44 years!
Sonia Manzano first saw while a student at CMU and she remembered watching James Earl Jones reading the alphabet.
How many generations of your family grew up with Sonia Manzano (aka Maria) on
Sonia Manzano: The first thing people want to do when they meet me is give me a hug.
Most of us remember Maria from But do you know about the actress who played her?
Hope you can listen to today & my interview with a person many of us watched when we were kids!
We decorated our Christmas tree 🎄after reading Miracle on 133rd Street by Sonia Manzano.…
Miracle on 133rd by Sonia Manzano is a must-read book for Hispanic families, particularly Puerto…
INJAC in the community. .The Kids Count Conference 2016. Quote from Sonia Manzano "Maria" from Sesame Street.
IYI's Because Kids Count Conference has Sonia Manzano, Sesame Street's "Maria," as our keynote speaker this morning…
LIVE on Sonia Manzano signing books after her keynote speech at
Sonia Manzano aka Maria! Thank for filling my presch years w/ joy!
"Many people don't know the difference between rumor and journalism...Americans have lost the ability for critical thinking." -Sonia Manzano
"Poor kids are taught to behave and memorize." -Sonia Manzano
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"Every generation of kids gives me a chance to do better by them." -Sonia Manzano (Maria from Sesame Street)
I grew up watching Sonia Manzano on Sesame Street. Now I'm listening to her open the
Kicking off BKCC16 with Sesame Street legend Sonia Manzano. It's going to be an outstanding conference!
Excited to be here 2016 Because Kids Count Conference hearing Sonia Manzano, our keynote today!
Whoa. Sonia Manzano a.k.a. Maria from Sesame Street is the judge.
Reading The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano by Sonia Manzano: history and fiction mix to tell about Puerto Rican families and culture. Enjoying
When Sonia Manzano was growing up in the South Bronx, there were two ways a girl could turn out: married or bad.
So Sonia Manzano, Maria from Sesame Street, just spoke to me and I turned into a star struck five year old.
award ceremony was amazing! i got to see and hear Billy Collins, and Sonia Manzano at carnegie hall
Thanks To hear Billy Collins, Alec Baldwin, Sonia Manzano,Tim Gunn &Ken Burns speak, all in one evening!
Sonia Manzano -Maria of is like a Tia I've known all my life. Great to see her awards honoring young artists!
Lehman awards honorary degree to Actress Sonia Manzano of fame.
Tonight over 660 talented & creative teens will be honored at the Scholastic Awards! Learn more:
Tomorrow, Tim Gunn, Sonia Manzano & more will honor some very talented teens at the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards!
Ken Burns, Tim Gunn, Sonia Manzano and more honor teen artists and writers at Carnegie Hall | On Our Minds:
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Tomorrow, Alec Baldwin, Ken Burns and more will honor teen artists & writers at Carnegie Hall!
Sonia Manzano remembers 44 years as Maria on 'Sesame Street'
sonia manzano from Sesame Street on CBS this morning, praise for wonderful latin on television from my childhood.
Congratulations to Sonia Manzano on her Daytime Emmy Lifetime Achievement Award! Proud of this Latina trailblazer!
Academy award winner Holly Hunter and Sonia Manzano( Maria on Sesame Street) to pick up honorary degrees at CMU graduation.
Joining me at Kent State tomorrow: Sonia Manzano, the fabulous "Maria" from Sesame Street. Talk…
'How Did I Get to Sesame Street?' Sonia Manzano Speaks to the CBC via
In this week's I played with Maria and Luis from freaking Sesame Street: My l…
.of shared her story at the CBC's Annual Mtg!
On page 46 of 272 of Becoming Maria, by Sonia Manzano
you might want to interview Sonia Manzano, Sesame Street. She said kids lack grit. from your mouth to Big Bird's ears
Sonia Manzano reads from her memoir written for a younger audience, although deals with domestic…
Here's what's REALLY happening to Maria on Listen to the full episode here: http…
Great to hear this interview via radio! Sonia Manzano: From the Bronx to Sesame Street
Just one of many stirring passages in Sonia Manzano's BECOMING MARIA that educators should take to heart.
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Watching this interview with Sonia Manzano (Maria from Sesame Street)... Feeling nostalgic
About to hear Sonia Manzano's keynote address! (Maria from Sesame Street)
"I became a writer on the show because I had questions about the Latino content. But I stepped up to the plate."...
Also: Sonia Manzano... hearing her speak was the cherry on top of a wonderful sundae.
Sonia Manzano explains how taught her to value herself (and her creativity)
Sonia Manzano is someone who likes to solve problems. Working hard, putting effort into it, and getting a result...
I look sweaty and gross from running around all day, but I got to meet Sonia Manzano, otherwise known…
Adrienne & Emma talk with author and star Sonia Manzano! More at
Sonia Manzano's favorite book is Angela's Ashes. She is a fan of the combo of misery and humor.
-This post comes from Adrienne of Emma of BookPeople's Teen Press Corp Growing up, Sonia Manzano looked to the...
Tonight, known as Maria on talks to at 6p ET
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Sitting in driveway, listening to Maria from Sesame Street (Sonia Manzano) describe how they retired her character from the show this year.
I loved being able to hear Sonia Manzano speak! Can't wait to start reading her memoir:)
I never knew Sonia Manzano's backstory. Bought 2 copies of Becoming Maria for my collection. 💖
Listening to the amazing words of keynote speaker Sonia Manzano
Books are a world you can find yourself in. Charlotte's Web was my favorite as a child. - Sonia Manzano at
Great new ep. of w/ Sonia Manzano aka Maria from Loved watching Maria & Luis on the show
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor and the actress Sonia Manzano don’t have to trumpet that they’re from the block, bu…
Sonia Manzano, who played Maria on 'Sesame Street,' retiring: Luis and Maria wed in 1988. In confirming Manzan...
2/2: Tony Geary won 8 daytime awards as Luke on Sonia Manzano won 15 as writer on
'Sesame Street's' Maria, Sonia Manzano, retiring: NEW YORK — “Sesame Street” is about to be less A-OK. Sonia…
When Sonia Manzano of Sesame Street fame graced our state for Community Literacy Center's event I was asked to sing a song to her. So I attempted a Lorde's "...
Barbara's George Bush 41st President of the United States, Jim Nabors, Sonia Manzano, Meredith Brooks, and Paula Marshall have birthdays today.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS | In 1950, Sonia Manzano was born on this date in New York City, New York, USA
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It's closing night of the Shorts season and we're feeling wistful but giddy at soundcheck: Josh Radnor at the mic, while James Naughton (with Matthew Love in background) and Sonia Manzano go over their stories before the show.
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Waiting on line to meet Sonia Manzano!
TODAY! Join us for the launch of 1-2:30pm and celebrate with Sonia Manzano, author of The Revolution…
"East Harlem Literacy Program Kicks off with a 'Revolution' (VoicesofNY.org - May 22, 2014) Education News: La Casa Azul Bookstore EXCERPT: To promote literacy and community, La Casa Azul, East Harlem’s sole independent bookstore, is starting the “One Book, One Barrio” campaign, which will hold educational programs and events on a single book over a period of one year. The inaugural novel is “The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano” by Bronx native Sonia Manzano, reports the Manhattan Times’ Sherry Mazzocchi, who gives a summary of the the young adult novel set in 1969. The book is based on real events that took place only blocks from the bookstore on East 103rd Street. In the book, and in life, the city’s Sanitation Department shirked trash pick-up in East Harlem. The Young Lords collected it, deposited it on Third Avenue and set it ablaze to call attention to the city’s neglect. In the book, Evelyn’s grandmother becomes involved in activism and Evelyn discovers a newfound pride in her communi ...
HerFLiX takes a look back at 2013 from the glamorous Red Carpet at New York Women in Film and Television's star-studded Muse Awards. Correspondent Jessica Sherr interviews actors Ellen Barkin, Robin Wright, Connie Britton, Sonia Manzano and Carla Gugino. She also chats with Frances Berwick (Oxygen Media) and hosts Andy Cohen and Wendy Williams.
We had a great party on Thurs...our client, New York Women in Film & Television, honored Connie Britton, Robin Wright, Ellen Barkin, Bravo/Oxygen Head Honcho Frances Berwick and Sesame Street's Sonia Manzano...hosted by Wendy Williams and Andy Cohen...a sensational event with speeches for the ages!
Things I always forget about Death Wish: It features both christopher guest and a cameo by Sonia Manzano (Maria of Sesame Street), Herbie Hancock composed the music, and it begins with a really nice shot of Charles Bronson in a speedo. Things I always remember about Death Wish: Thug Jeff Goldblum is ridiculous.
Eldonie on the Move: Attending 12/12 NYWIFT’s Muse Awards honoring actors Ellen Barkin, Connie Britton and Robin Wright, actor and writer Sonia Manzano and Frances Berwick, President of Bravo and Oxygen Media
Enter Scott Baio into the files of people who do not age. Also includes Ralph Macchio and Sonia Manzano (Maria from Sesame Street).
First Elmo turns out to be a pedophile. Now Sesame Street star Sonia Manzano is a pro-Palestine antisemite
If you could pick three panelists, who would you rather see speak on the issue of education, John Legend, Dominique Dawes, Geoffrey Canada, Maria Hinjosa, Juan Williams, Sonia Manzano, Hill Harper John Quinones, or Donna Brazille? Also, what would you think if we brought Bill Clinton or Colin Powell to Madison to speak on globalization, tomorrow's workforce and education? Would you attend?
Congratulations for a fantastic profile of Sonia Manzano and her work.
Sonia Manzano aka Maria from Sesame Street speaking to New Mexican Families.
I was surprised in the mail today I recieved a book that I won from Good Reads. "The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano" by Sonia Manzano. a Hard cover book to add to my reading list...=)
My To Do list for this first cold, wet, dreary day of the season: 1. Get off FB 2. Devour Come Home by Lisa Scottoline 3. Enjoy The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano by Sonia Manzano 4. Crack up with Stink and the Midnight Zombie Walk by Megan McDonald 5. Start Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl 6. Get sad in a couple of chapters of Almost Home by Joan Bauer 7. LOL looking at the illustrations in Zombiekins by Kevin Bolger 8. Practice There Ain't No Bugs on Me on my ukelele 9. Make and eat falafel 10. Watch Frida for the enth time!
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Me & "Maria" from Sesame Street, actress Sonia Manzano at Bronx River Alliance tonight. Love the Boogie Down Bronx.
Sonia Manzano has appeared on Seasame Street since the early 1970s and has won 15 Emmys for her television writing.
Great PBS documentary about PBS last night. I had no idea that so many prominent African American behind the scenes talent got their start on that network. And there was a segment where John Lennon and Yoko Ono were doing some experimental theatre, they were calling people from the audience to get on top of a ladder and then jump off. I had no idea they appeared on PBS (and why in the world isn't it on dvd?) And it was great seeing the first season of "Sesame Street" and re-visiting my first crush, the actress Sonia Manzano, who played Maria. James Earl Jones, who appeared on the show, didn't think it would work, that kids would be scared of the monsters. Really interesting stuff.
Parents, if in DC, take your kids to National Book Festival- Sept 22-23 on Nat'l Mall. I'm encouraging my students to go. Even, Sonia Manzano (you know...Maria from Sesame Street) will be there!
Sonia Manzano--Maria from Sesame St.--paved the way for my future Hispanic crushes: Raquel Welch, Charo, Salma Hayek, et al.
Sesame Street's Sonia Manzano, aka Maria, get profiled by Mercedes Olivera.
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