Sonia Manzano is a first-generation, mainland Puerto Rican who was raised in the South Bronx. In the early 1970s, a scholarship took her to Carnegie Mellon University, where she participated in the creation of the hit Broadway show Godspell. From there she went on to affect the lives of millions of children and parents when she was offered the opportunity to create the role of “Maria” on Sesame Street.
Her new book, A World Together will be available Fall 2020. Manzano says she “jumped at the chance National Geographic gave me to continue spreading the word of multicultural understanding through A World Together.