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Becoming Maria by Sonia Manzano

This is the true story of a girl plunged into a world she never expected. It’s the story of dreams — some of them nightmares, others visions of romance and escape. Set in the 1950s in the Bronx, this is the remarkable first-person account of Emmy-Award winning actress Sonia Manzano who plunges us into the daily lives of a Latino family that is loving and troubled.

This is Sonia’s own story rendered with unforgettable power. When readers meet young Sonia, she is living amid the chaos of a boisterous home filled with noisy relatives and nosy neighbors. But it is Sonia’s creative drive that keeps her afloat among the turbulence of her life and times. Spiced with culture, heartache, and humor, Manzano’s story paints a revealing portrait of a girl’s resilience as she grows up to become an inspiration to millions.

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Recovery of a Lifetime by Mike Reis

Recovery of a Lifetime tells an inspirational story of how Chris Reis inspired his father Mike to win his battle against multiple addictions. Chris recovered the famous onside kick “Ambush” that led the New Orleans Saints to win Super Bowl XLIV. Father and son collaborated on this book in the belief that sharing their story will empower others to overcome challenges they face in life.

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Year of the Cow by Jared Stone

This is the story of a man, a cow, and a question: What am I eating? By examining the food that fuels his life and pondering why we eat the way we do, Jared Stone and his family slowly discover how to live a life more fully — and experience a world of culinary adventures along the way.

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Reeling Through Life: How I Learned to Live, Love and Die at the Movies by Tara Ison

What did you learn from the movies? Author Tara Ison learned how to go crazy, how to be Lolita, how to be a Jew, how to lose her virginity, how to be Mrs. Robinson, how to die with style and much more. Her newest book “Reeling Through Life” looks at how film shapes identity through nine cleverly constructed essays which explore how a lifetime of movie-watching taught her how to navigate the world.

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