APB Speaker Sonia Manzano to Release New Book, "Coming Up Cuban," in April 2022
21 May 2021
APB speaker and "Maria" on Sesame Street, Sonia Manzano, has a new book called Coming Up Cuban, and it will be out in April of 2022. Coming Up Cuban is set in 1959 and follows the lives of four children who each represent different intersections of race and class in Cuba. Publishers Weekly recently revealed the cover.
Named among the “25 Greatest Latino Role Models Ever” by Latina Magazine, Sonia Manzano worked hard to depict and bring to life the specific time period in Cuba for her new book. Using different characters to showcase the variety of lifestyles in Cuba during the 1960’s, Manzano said, “There were many versions of the story, told from many perspectives (…) I realized how important it was to me that the reader know these four characters were of different races and social classes.”