Public Appearances



To be announced.

Past Appearances

December 2, 2020

7:30 pm at the Strand Book Store

Symphony Space’s Virtual Selected Shorts: New York Stories
Featuring F. Murray Abraham (Homeland), Matthew Broderick (Daybreak), Jin Ha (Devs), Sonia Manzano
(Sesame Street) & Karen Pittman (The Morning Show) celebrate the glories and challenges of life in Gotham with a selection of short stories, essays, and poems evocative of what some call “the greatest city in the world.” Hosted by comedian Wyatt Cenac (Wyatt Cenac’s Problem Areas).

Member $12  |  Non-Member $15
For more information, please visit

Collage of portraits of the guests

October 20, 2020

Orange – The reThink Group, Inc.
We are a company that creates content for church leaders and kids and students.

Virtual Conference: Our conference is for family pastors and volunteers who lead kids and teenagers. Sonia Manzano to be interviewed live for 20-30 minutes and live Q&A from Audience (after pre-recorded breakout is aired). For Kid Ministry Leaders and volunteers (8-10K)

October 13, 2020

Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha (APM)
VIRTUAL EVENT – APM Speaker Series 2020, Philadelphia, PA
TOPIC: Education

SCHEDULE: 5:30-6:30 PM EST:
Sonia Manzano Attends Virtual Reception 6:30 PM EST:
Main Event Begins 6:45-7:05 PM EST:
Speech by Sonia Manzano 7:05-8:00 PM EST:
Sonia Manzano Participates in Panel with local leaders on topic of Education and event concludes

September 26, 2020

APB Virtual Event
MSCCA Conference by the Sea

B2 Minority Women in Early Childhood Education – Sesame Street and Sonia’s Story; 1.75 Child Development

Focus on the importance of diversity of the women in the early childhood workforce. In this presentation based on her book, The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano, speaker Sonia Manzano explores the impact that the Civil Rights Movement had on the Hispanic community. She examines how growing feelings of self worth in both the African American and Latino communities gave rise to social programs like Head Start and the United Farm Workers, as well as educational TV programs like Sesame Street. Manzano gives her personal take on how the whole movement made Latinos examine racial prejudices in their own groups and sadly, in their own families. Discuss how children need role models that are reflective of them and the workforce crisis in our field that must be addressed.

Pre-recorded video will be available to conference attendees to view at their leisure from 9/22/2020-9/29/220. It will also be presented live at 8:00am.

8:35am – 9:15am EST An interactive virtual live dialog with Sonia Manzano – in response to the 8am keynote. (This session will begin with an Introduction)

11:00am – 11:35am Keynote Speech: Topic: Minority Women- Minority Women- Sesame Street and Sonia’s story.

11:35am – 12:15pm EST An interactive virtual live dialog with Sonia Manzano – in response to the 11am session/keynote. (This session will begin with an Introduction)

August 25, 2020

APB Virtual Event
HighScope Educational Research Foundation

At 3:00 PM, a 20- minute welcoming conversation to a group of educators Moderated Q&A about her story and her work at Sesame Street.


June 25, 2020
ALA Virtual – Community Through Connection
An online event with educational programming, special author events, and social networking.
Featured Speaker – 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM CT
For more information and to register, visit

Event Highlights:

  • educational sessions available in an on-demand format
  • notable featured speakers
  • COVID-19 information for libraries
  • live chats with authors
  • live-streamed presentations
  • a virtual Exhibit Hall
  • networking opportunities with peers via social activities

May 21, 2020
Children’s Home & Aid Society of Illinois
Champions for Children Luncheon
Hilton Chicago

May 2, 2020
Maryland State Child Care Association
MSCCA Conference by the Sea
Clarion Conference Center and Hotel
10100 Coastal Highway
Ocean City, MD  21842

April 16, 2020
Simmons University Leadership Conference
Seaport Boston Hotel and World Trade Center
From the South Bronx to Sesame Street (A Puerto Rico Story)

April 1, 2020
The Fay B. Kaigler Children’s Book Festival, the de Grummond Lecture
The Thad Cochran Center, University of Southern Mississippi
Hattiesburg, MS

March 27, 2020
Talk with Sturgis Elementary School

March 26, 2020
Glen Oaks Community College
Sturgis, MI 49091

March 19, 2020
Philadelphia PA
WHYY – Dorrance H. Hamilton Public Media Commons
132-154 N 7th St
Philadelphia, PA  19106
APM Speaker Series 2020 – Education Event

March 6, 2020
United Way for Southeastern Michigan
Women of Influence Summit
MGM Grand Detroit  and

March 5, 2020
Michigan Head Start Association, Inc.
The Kensington Hotel

Feb 14, 2020
NYC Public Library, from 7-10pm
Library After Hours / Poetry Readings –
The Library After Hours is an open-house-style party with various themed attractions in different rooms throughout the building. In addition to the poetry reading, the night will also feature book trivia, crafting,16 mm film screenings, and a curated display from our collections.

January 1, 2020
Sonia will be an Honoree at the 2020 Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, CA.
For more information, check out our new post at this link –

January 14, 2020
MLK Commemorative Address
Elon University – Cultural Programs/Liberal Arts Forum
McCrary Theatre, Center for the Arts, Elon University
417 North Williamson Avenue, Elon, NC
Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Address –‐ Multi Racial Latinos & the Civil Rights Movement. In addition to these prepared remarks, Ms. Manzano should also reflect on Dr. King’s experiences and legacy.

October 29, 2019
The Historic Coliseum
534 4th Ave N.; St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Starting at 7am with the YMCA Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast
Personal story with a focus on faith led perseverance to overcome the obstacles she faced.

October 15, 2019
Cleveland OH
Case Western Reserve University – Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity
Hispanic Heritage Month
Venue: Case Western Reserve University Campus

October 14, 2019
Conexiones Summit: Connecting Our Stories for a Common Purpose
The Oregon Community Foundation – Latino Partnership Program
Silverton, OR

12:00 PM: Event Begins
12:30 -1:15 PM: Speech by Sonia Manzano
1:15- 1:30PM: Q&A

The Conexiones Summit: Connecting Our Stories for a Common Purpose aims to bring Latinos and partners in education, leadership, business/entrepreneurship, and health to connect, to share and learn and to ultimately find possible points for collaborative actions. Connecting Our Stories for a Common Purpose Latinos and non-Latinos share aspirations and goals for ourselves, our families and the places we call home. Our life experiences and stories guide us in the purpose of these aspirations. It also implies that in order for Latinos to reach these common purposes we need the participation of others (non-Latinos). We Latinos cannot do it alone, as we may have the numbers but not the influence in all major sectors for changes to take place.

August 5, 2019
Opening of Schools Celebration – Peoria Unified School District
Christ’s Church of the Valley (CCV)
7007 W. Happy Valley Rd., Peoria, AZ

Theme: How we all have the power to shape the future and when we work together we are unstoppable.

July 2, 2019
Washington Association of School Administrators
WASA/ AWSP Annual Conference Call
Theme of the conference is “Make a Difference”
Spokane Convention Center, Spokane WA

June 21, 2019
Kentucky Governor’s Office of Early Childhood
9:00AM -10:30AM Closing Keynote Speech at Early Childhood Institute; 45-minute Keynote Speech and 15-minutes of Q&A Followed by a Book Sale and Signing.

July 12, 2019
Staff Development for Educators – National Conference
The Venetian Hotel
Las Vegas, NV

June 17, 2019
Bronx Library Center @ 6:30p
Notes from the Reading Life
Named one of the “25 Greatest Latino Role Models Ever,” this beloved actress, author, and South Bronx native takes to the stage to remember the books that shaped her and remind us of the magic of reading. For over 40 years Sonia Manzano inspired, educated, and delighted children and families as “Maria” on Sesame Street, breaking ground as one of the first Hispanic characters on national television. Also an award-winning television writer and children’s book author, she has devoted her career to…

May 31, 2019
Sesame Street Neighborhood Grand Opening
Langhorne, Pennsylvania
Join the fun ‪on Friday, May 31 and celebrate the official Grand Opening of the 𝐀𝐋𝐋-𝐍𝐄𝐖 Sesame Street Neighborhood and New Live Show, “Our Street is Sesame Street!”. With a special appearance from two Sesame Street Stars, Sonia Manzano & Alan Muraoka.

May 29, 2019

Sesame Workshop to Honor First Lady Michelle Obama at 50th Anniversary Gala

Sesame Workshop today announced that former First Lady Michelle Obama will accept the Joan Ganz Cooney Award, named for Sesame Street’s creator, at the nonprofit organization’s annual benefit dinner on May 29. This event celebrates Sesame Street’s landmark 50th anniversary year.

Location: Cipriani Wall Street in New York City, hosted by Hoda Kotb of NBC’s TODAY. Table seating and individual tickets are available now.  READ PRESS RELEASE HERE.

April 9 & 10, 2019
“Builders of Hope Breakfast”
Clifford Beers Guidance Clinic, Hamden, CT

April 9, 2019
Norwalk Event Schedule (Venue TBD):
4:30-5:00 pm:  Sonia Manzano to do a Reading from Children’s Book for Children and Families.
5:00-5:30 pm:  Q&A
5:30-6:00 pm:  Book Signing

April 10, 2019
Hamden CT Event Schedule:
7:30 am:  Event Begins
8:00-8:30 am:  Speech by Sonia Manzano
9:00-9:30 am:  Book signing of “Becoming Maria”

April 4, 2019
“Children’s Center Honors”
World of Speed Museum
27490 SW 95th Ave; Wilsonville, OR

2:00-4:00pm:  Sonia Manzano participates in panel discussion on childhood wellness and Latino community outreach
6:00-6:45pm:  VIP Reception with Photos
7:30pm: Main Event Begins
8:20-8:45pm:  Speech by Sonia Manzano – Topic: Sonia’s time on Sesame Street and the vital importance of creating a nurturing environment for children, speaking with them abuse difficult topics, and why it’s crucial bring stories of trauma and healing to light.
9:00-9:30pm:  Book Signing

March 29, 2019
Illinois Head Start State Conference
Bloomington-Normal Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
201 Broadway, Normal IL
Keynote Address starts at 10:45

March 21, 2019
“Neuhaus Education Center – 33rd Annual Luncheon”
Marriott Marquis Houston
1777 Walker Street, Houston, TX
Keynote Address starts at 12:45

November 16, 2018

PBS KIDS Early Learning Champions Awards Ceremony
Washington, DC
Venue: Top of the Town
6:00-9:00PM Awards ceremony, includes”Meet & Greet” and keynote speech.

Sept. 24 &  25, 2018
“2018 E. James Holland Symposium on American Values”
Angelo State University
Venue:  LeGrand Alumni and Visitor Center
2601 W Ave N, San Angelo, TX

Tuesday September 25th:
11:00 – Keynote Presentation by Sonia
12:00 – Informal Q&A

September 14, 2018

Sonia moderated “An Evening with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor”
6:30pm at the Brooklyn Public Library
10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11238
For more information, please visit

This Alien Nation flier

Sept. 12, 2018
“This Alien Nation”
Joe’s Pub
425 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10003
Doors at 6PM – Show at 7PM

Please join host Sofija Stefanovic as she welcomes some of her favorite people for a celebration of immigration! Each month, at one of New York’s finest venues, some fish-out-of-water tell true tales from their lives. Hear anecdotes about language barriers, cultural missteps, rumbles, romance, and more! From addresses to the President, to songs about first kisses, the evening is set to be one of worldly proportions.

For more information:

April 28, 2018
Arlington Independent School District
Venue: MacBernd Professional Development Center, Arlington, TX
Topic: Working with poverty students and how they learn; how to support these students day to day.

April 11 & 12, 2018
University of Illinois-Urbana – Office of Residential Life, Champaign, IL
Breaking Barriers, A Night with Sonia Manzano
A Night with Sonia will be a lecture where Sonia Manzano will discuss what it was like to be one of the only Latinas in media and broadcasting in the 70’s and how representation has change during her years in the industry. She will talk about challenges that she had to face in order to achieve her level of success and the importance of having representation in a show like Sesame Street. Sonia Manzano is a thirteen time Emmy winner and has received an award from the National Hispanic Caucus and has also written many books including her memoir where she talks about her life obstacles and how she overcame them.

March 2, 2018
Women Leaders Conference 2018
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee – School of Continuing Education
Venue: Pfister Hotel, 424 E. Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI
Speech Topic: Women’s Leadership: Overcoming obstacles to success and being a woman leader as seen through Sonia’s life, what Sonia’s learned about being a leader. Sonia’s presentation starts at noon, followed by Q&A and book signing.

February 23, 2018
The Harvey School – Head of School
Part of the Harvey Presents Series

November 17, 2017
One Childhood One Chance – Annual Luncheon Fundraiser
Educational First Steps (EFS)
2815 Gaston Ave, Dallas, TX 75226
The mission of Educational First Steps (EFS) is to improve the quality and availability of early childhood education for economically disadvantaged children.

November 13, 2017
Starting at 9am
Ohio School Boards Association Annual Conference
Venue: Greater Columbus Convention Center
400 North High St., Columbus OH

November 1, 2017
Colorado Children’s Campaign
Venue: Seawell Grand Ballroom at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts; Denver, CO
12:30-1:15pm: Speech by Sonia Manzano
Speech Topic: Becoming Maria

October 25, 2017
11am – 1pm
United Way of Midland, Inc. –
Midland Country Club, Midland, TX
6101 N Highway 349, Midland, TX 79705
“Power of the Purse” provides a collaborative forum for women of all ages who want to significantly improve the quality of life in Midland County through leadership giving, advocacy and volunteering.

October 26, 2017
Annual Latino Cultural Dinner
Illinois State University – University Housing
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Keynote Address by Sonia Manzano and Open Q & A with Audience.
As a means to celebrate and educate on diversity, University Housing Services began coordinating Cultural Dinners in the early 1980’s. The exciting tradition of these dinners continues today and is meant to expose students to the rich cultural diversity of our society as well as expand their knowledge of the world in which we live.

October 3, 2017
Birth to Five Water Coller Conference
Venue: Sheraton Grand Hotel; 1230 J Street, Sacramento, CA
Topic: Importance of high-quality early childhood education (ECE); the critical connection within ECE between language(s) and culture for families of color.
Advancement Project California 2-day Conference

September 28, 2017
From the South Bronx to Sesame Street (A Puerto Rican Story)
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Lecture and Q & A
8:00 PM – 8:30 PM Book signing
Hispanic Heritage Month
Colgate University – Latin American Student Organization
Hamilton NY

September 27, 2017
YWCA of Rochester & Monroe County
Location: Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center
123 East Main Street, Rochester, NY 14604
11th Annual Empowering Women Luncheon – the YWCA’s major fundraising event of the year and our most important opportunity to share our mission, vision & accomplishments and raise awareness about the challenges faced by those who live in poverty and brings the community together to support these vulnerable families in their journey toward self-sufficiency.

September 13, 2017
Augusta University, Augusta, GA
Dialogue / Q&A with Students
From the South Bronx to Sesame Street – Overcoming Obstacles

May 19, 2017
Sonia will receive The Legacy for Children Award at a dinner event that takes place in downtown San Jose at the San Jose Convention Center Grand Ballroom. Website: www.cdm.ord/legacy

Legacy for Children Award Celebration 5:30p – 10:30p

May 13, 2017
Client -Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee (HPGM)
Pfister Hotel, 424 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202
Gala- Black Tie Event. Investing in Hispanic Education, Youth, the Future of America and our Communities

5:00 – 5:30 PM: Media
5:30 – 6:30 PM: VIP Reception and Meet and Greet with sponsors
7:00 PM: Dinner
8:00 PM: Speaker to Deliver 30-minute Keynote Address
9:00 PM: Event concludes

May 5, 2017
Nevada Center for Excellence in Disabilities (NCED)
Websites: | |
Harvey’s Lake Tahoe
Hwy 50 at Stateline, South Lake Tahoe, NV 89449
Audience of 400-450 teachers, parents administrators and other providers of P3-12 education

5:00-7:00PM: 1-hour and 45-minute program to include a 45-50 minute Keynote Speech followed by an on stage Q&A dialogue.
Topic – Nevada’s Schools – from Ready into Action. Investments in Innovation

May 4, 2017
The Strand; San Francisco, CA
3:30PM: Keynote Address to OTW2017 Conference (60-minutes)
4:30PM: Moderated Q&A (30-minutes)
5:00PM: Book Signing (TBD) (30-minutes)
Theatre for Young Audiences
Topic – Experience working in Children’s Television and changes and evolution in industry — connection to Live Theatre — and experiences in her groundbreaking role as a Latino woman on national stage.

May 3, 2017
Anti-Defamation League, Houston – “No Place Hate” Luncheon

The Southwest Regional office of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) in Houston extends from El Paso on the west end of Texas to Beaumont on the east end, and all points south. Major cities in the region include Houston, San Antonio, Corpus Christi, El Paso, and Beaumont.

ADL’s Southwest Region’s banner programs include No Place for Hate®, fighting hatred and encouraging diversity in schools K-12, and our Community of Respect® encouraging respect and inclusion in all other areas of the community, such as businesses and community organizations.


April 25-26, 2017
Raleigh Convention Center
500 S Salisbury Street; Raleigh, NC 27601
4/25 – 7:00–8:30pm: Optional VIP Reception
Main events on 4/26:
10:30-11:30am: Media Interviews
12:00pm: Luncheon Begins
1:00-1:30pm: Speech by Sonia Manzano
2:00pm: Event Concludes
2:00-2:30pm: Optional Booksigning
Topic – Becoming Maria (or E is for Equity)

April 21, 2017
7:00 – 9 PM ~ Lecture with Q&A and book signing
Summit of Ohio Latinx Conference
Ohio Wesleyan University – Minority Student Affairs
University Hall – Gray Chapel

Ohio Wesleyan University is located 30 miles north of Columbus, Ohio. Since its founding, Ohio Wesleyan has maintained its connection with the United Methodist Church, offering a quality of scholarship, leadership, and service that has enriched both Church and society.

Ohio Wesleyan’s charter provided that “the University is forever to be conducted on the most liberal principles, accessible to all religious denominations, and designed for the benefit of our citizens in general.”

April 24, 2017
Client REACH Prep –
Topic: Becoming Maria Love and Chaos in the South Bronx
Benefit Luncheon – focus on inspiring Hispanic & African American Youth
Hyatt Regency Greenwich, Old Greenwich, CT

10:30 AM: Arrive at Event
10:45-11:30 AM: Informal Meeting with Young Children
11:30-11:50 AM: Luncheon Begins
12:45-1:00 PM: Speech
1:45 PM: Luncheon Concludes

March 17 , 2017
The Information Exchange Conference, University of Nebraska
UNO Library with book signing – Omaha, NE
Sonia will be delivering her keynote around 9:00 AM
KANEKO-UNO Library is a space that offers students, faculty, and staff of UNO and any interested KANEKO members access to resources and materials they might not find in their day-to-day environment. Here at KANEKO-UNO Library our attention is focused on stimulating and celebrating creativity. We seek to inspire people to expand their awareness and knowledge within an atmosphere of flexible learning.

March 12, 2017
APB Event, San Diego, CA
American Montessori Society
“From the South Bronx to Sesame Street,”

March 10, 2017
Mercy College Rotunda
555 Broadway; Dobbs Ferry, NY 10805
Topic – from The South Bronx to Sesame Street
12:00PM-1:30PM: Lunch
1:30PM-2:30PM: Keynote
2:30PM-3:30PM: Book Signing

February 1, 2017
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Venue – Crystal Gateway Marriott
3:00PM: Speaker to Arrive
4:00PM: 30-minute Speech followed by a 10-15 minute Q&A
Topic – ideally, remarks on her personal story blended with cultural awareness and serving diverse – students and families and anything she can throw in about the power of creativity / arts in learning would be great

December 2, 2016
APB Event, Hartford, CT
The Village for Families & Children
Topic: Personal story of overcoming one or more “risk factors” that impact our ability to be healthy and successful (poverty, domestic violence, community violence, substance abuse, homelessness, racism/discrimination, etc.). Connect personal journey to the mission, goals and work of The Village.

November 29, 2016
APB Event, Indiana Youth Institute
Topic: Because kids Count
Statewide Conference – Annual Event

November 19, 2016
6:00 PM – 9:30 PM
“From the South Bronx to Sesame Street – Overcoming Obstacles”
Beacon Hall Event Center – Housatonic Community College
900 Lafayette Blvd, Bridgeport, CT 06604

September 13, 2016
APB Event, Pensacola State College, Florida
Topic: Children and Television

September 21, 2016
APB Event, University of Memphis
Topic: Latino & the Civil Rights movement

September 23rd and 24th, 2016
Miami Scholastic – Keynote Speaker for the
Miami-Dade/Monroe Early Learning Coalition 3rd annual Children First Conference.

September 29, 2016
Starting at 2pm
Sinclair Community College, Sinclair Conference Center
Topic: From South Bronx to Sesame Street/ Writing for Children

October 6, 2016
APB Event, Collegedale, TN
Southern Adventist University
Topic: Latino & the Civil Rights movement

October 18, 2016
Sonia will Emcee the 25 year anniversary of the NCFL-Toyota partnership
Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center
400 Renaissance Drive, Detroit MI 48243
Topic: The role of literacy and education in growing healthy families and communities, inclusive of education television, particularly for families with socioeconomic and language challenges – as well as benefits of being a dual-language learner

October 20, 2016
APB Event, Junior Achievement of North Florida
Florida Blue Conference Center
4800 Deerwood Campus Parkway
Jacksonville, FL 32246
Topic: How young girls can reach their goals; breaking barriers as a woman in a male dominated career arena; success as a woman of color

November 2, 2016
Topic – “E” is for Equity
The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is a professional membership organization that works to promote high-quality early learning for all young children, birth through age 8, by connecting early childhood practice, policy, and research. We advance a diverse, dynamic early childhood profession and support all who care for, educate, and work on behalf of young children. The association comprises of nearly 60,000 individual members of the early childhood community plus affiliate chapters, all committed to delivering on the promise of high-quality early learning. Together, we work to achieve a collective vision: that all young children thrive and learn in a society dedicated to ensuring they reach their full potential.
Los Angeles Convention Center
1201 S Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA 90015

September 10, 2016
Sonia Manzano Book Signing at Barnes & Noble
2:00 PM
Bay Plaza
290 Baychester Ave.
Bronx, NY 10475

September 8th, 2016
APB Event, United Way of Wyoming Valley
Mohegan Sun Pocono, Jumper Road
Plains Township, PA 18701

August 22, 2016
American Program Bureau event
Southbridge Middle High School
132 Torry Rd, Southbridge, MA 01550

August 14, 2016
APB Event, Motivational/Leadership Closing Keynote
(Diversity/Inspiring Children)
Hyatt Regency Chicago, Chicago, IL

July 21, 2016
Denver Public Schools, Denver CO
Topic: Early Literacy

June 8, 2016
APB Event, Beverly MA, Walter J. Manninen Center for the Arts.
Pathway for Children,

May 17, 2016
Seattle Inspire Luncheon

April 24, 2016
Art Summit, Kennedy Center, Washington D.C

April 27, 2016
San Francisco Big Speak, San Francisco, California

April 1-3, 2016
San Antonio Book Festival, San Antonio, California

March 23, 2016
California Association of Bi-Lingual Education
San Francisco, California

March 17, 2016
State of the State Conference
Kent State University, Kent, Ohio

March 12, 2016
Tucson Book Festival, Tucson, Arizona
11:30a – 12:30p – Growing Up Latino, Coast to Coast, and on the Border
2:30p – 3:30p – Becoming María: From the South Bronx to Sesame Street

March 9, 2016
Woman of Letters Event
Joe’s Pub
425 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10003

March 8, 2016
Grand Rapid Business Journal
Keynote speaker for the biennial “The 50 Most Influential Women in West Michigan” luncheon event.
Grand Rapids, Michigan

September 20, 2015 6:00 – 7:30 PM
The Rubin Museum of Art
150 West 17th St. New York, NY 10011
Sonia Manzano, Sesame Street’s beloved Maria, will, with the help of performance professor Jan Cohen-Cruz, trace the steps that led her to become a television icon. Sonia will be available to sign copies of her new childhood memoir “Becoming Maria: Love and Chaos in the South Bronx”.

September 26, 2015Texas Teen Book Festival – Austin, TX

October 6/8, 2015NEIBA Trade Show – more information to come

Oct 12, 2015University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL

Oct 24, 2015The Boston Book Festival – Boston, MA

Nov 5, 2015AASL Conference – Columbus, OH

Dec 9, 2015Port Salerno Elementary School – Stuart, FL

Feb 23, 2015El Cento De Corazon, Houston, TX

American Librarian Association
June 25/30 in San Francisco, CA

International Literacy Association
July 18, 2015 – ST. Louis, Missouri

Book Expo America (BEA)
May 28 & 29, 2015 in New York

4/18/2015 at 7:45am
Manzano will address the Rocky Mountain Early Childhood Conference in Denver, CO

YWCA Clark County
Hilton Vancounver, Ballroom
3609 Main Street; Vancouver, WA 98663

9/25 – 28 / 2014
South Dakota Festival of Books
Sioux Falls, SD

10/ 1 / 2014
Tidewater Community College
Intercultural Learning
121 College Place; Norfolk VA 23510

10/ 7 / 2014
Purdue University
Latino Cultural Center
610 Purdue Mall; West Lafayette, IN 47907

10/ 16/ 2014
Florence Crittenton Services of Colorado
Cycles of Success Luncheon
55 South Zuni Street; Denver, CO 80223

Tacoma Community College
6501 South 19th Street, Tacoma, WA 98466

March 4, 2014
OK Read
Oklahoma City, OK.

March 13, 2014
Free Library Philadelphia
1333 Wagner Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19141

March 21 and 22, 2014
Virginia Festival of the Book, Charlottesville, VA
Various Locations, see website for details.

April 2, 2014
SoMIRAC International Reading Festival
Baltimore, MD.

April 25, 2014
La Casa Azul Book Store
New York, NY.

Dec. 10, 2013
Free Library of Philadelphia
Philadelphia PA
Teen Author Series

Dec. 8, 2013 at 3:00 p.m.
Eastern Center for the Performing Arts
Eastern Regional High School
Manzano will be guest narrator with the
Philharmonic of Southern New Jersey
Holiday Pops For The Whole Family concert

For more information and to purchase tickets, follow this link.

Nov. 21, 2013
Wesleyan University
Ajua Campos Student Group

Nov. 13, 2013
University of Nebraska – Lincoln
Latino Leadership Symposium – 2013

Oct 15, 2013
Cook Library Center
1100 Grandville Ave. SW; Grand Rapids, Michigan
Includes a book signing. Sponsored by GVSU’s Kutsche Office of Local History, Liberal Studies Department, Community Reading Project, and Grandville Avenue Arts and Humanities.

Oct 14, 2013
Grand Valley State University
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Includes a book signing. Sponsored by GVSU’s Kutsche Office of Local History, Liberal Studies Department, Community Reading Project, and Grandville Avenue Arts and Humanities.

Oct 14 & 15, 2013
Latino Civil Rights and Youth Leadership Initiative
Grand Valley State University
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Sept 22, 2013
Brooklyn Book Festival
Brooklyn, New York

Sept 23, 2013
Americas Award Ceremony
Library of Congress
Washington, DC

FRIDAY, JUNE 28 at 7:00 p.m.
Anderson’s Two Doors East
111 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville

SATURDAY, JUNE 29 from 3 to 4pm.
American Library Association – Chicago Convention
BOOK SIGNING with “Meet the Authors”

McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall – Booth 2505

May 5, 2013
Addressing Multi-ethnic Graduates
Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Indiana

May 11, 2013
Hosting “Wall To Wall Harlem Resonance”
Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street, New York, NY 10025-6990

April 24, 2013
Thalia Book Club, NY, NY
Hosted Discussion of Ann Petry’s The Street

April 21, 2013
Scholastic for the International Reading Asscociation, San Antonio, TX

April 19, 2013
TIFF Film Festival, Toronto, Canada

Miami Book Fair
Miami, FL
November 16-18

La Casa Azul Bookstore
Sunday, September 9
3:00-4:30 PM

Joint Conference of Librarians of Color Conference
Kansas City, MO
September 20, 2011

National Book Festival
Washington, DC
Sunday, September 23
Signing 3:00-4:00 PM
Stage 4:35-5:20 PM

Comadres y Compadres Writers Conference
Saturday, October 6, 2012
8:00 am to 6 pm
Medgar Evers College, The City University of New York (CUNY)
Academic Complex Building (AB1)
1638 Bedford Ave. Brooklyn, New York 11225 (at Crown Street)

Connecticut Book Fair
Storrs, CT
November 10-11

UConn Book Festival
Hartford, CT
November 11

May 27, 2020 – American Library Association presents a conversation between Sonia Manzano and Gary Knell, chairman of National Geographic Partners.