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Sonia Manzano, Sesame Street's beloved character Maria, brings warmth and wit to this timely picture book that looks across cultures and generations to celebrate what unites us, wherever we come from.
Manzano's lyrical prose combined with stunning photography of people from dozens of countries around the world explores how all of our lives are enriched by our geographic and cultural diversity. Kids see how people around the world look, dress, and spend their day, and learn that what we enjoy and value--friends, family, food, play--may sometimes look different, but deep down is the same wherever you go.
This lovely picture book from a first-generation American affirms our common humanity as it presents the glorious similarities and differences that connect us all.
It's a charming book to share with friends and family and to read aloud with little ones. It has an inspiring message: With laugher and love, we can help bring a world together.
About the Author
SONIA MANZANO is a groundbreaking Latina educator, TV personality, and award-winning children's book author. A first-generation mainland American of Latina descent, she has affected the lives of millions of parents and children since the early 1970s, when she was offered the opportunity to play "Maria" on Sesame Street. Manzano has received 15 Emmys for writing television scripts, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Award, the Hispanic Heritage Award for Education, and is a member of the Bronx Hall of Fame. Her critically acclaimed children's books include No Dogs Allowed!, A Box Full Of Kittens, Miracle on 133rd Street, The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano, and the memoir Becoming Maria: Love and Chaos in the South Bronx. A World Together is Sonia Manzano's first book for National Geographic. Her website is soniamanzano.com; Twitter @SoniaMManzano.