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Blog Tour: Coming Up Cuban by Sonia Manzano (Excerpt + Giveaway!)

Posted July 21, 2022 by Kait in Book Tours, Excerpt, Giveaways / 1 Comment

Blog Tour: Coming Up Cuban by Sonia Manzano (Excerpt + Giveaway!)

Happy Thursday and welcome to my stop on the blog tour for COMING UP CUBAN by Sonia Manzano! I’m so excited because today I have an excerpt of the book to share with you! This book is truly amazing and I’m so excited to for you to find out more about it, PLUS enter for a chance to win a print copy!

Blog Tour: Coming Up Cuban by Sonia Manzano (Excerpt + Giveaway!)Coming Up Cuban: Rising Past Castro’s Shadow by Sonia Manzano
Published on August 2, 2022 by Scholastic Press
Genres: Historical Fiction, YA
Pages: 320
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In the wake of a new regime in Cuba, Ana, Miguel, Zulema, and Juan learn to find a place for themselves in a world forever changed. In a tumultuous moment of history, we see the lasting effects of a revolution in Havana, the countryside, Miami, and New York. Through these snapshot stories, we are reminded that regardless of any tumultuous times, we are all forever connected in our humanity.

About Sonia Manzano

SONIA MANZANO is a groundbreaking Latina educator, executive television producer, and award-winning children's book author. A first-generation mainland Puerto Rican, she has affected the lives of millions of parents and children since she was offered the opportunity to play “Maria” on Sesame Street (which she continued to do for 44 years, from 1971-2015). Manzano has received 15 Emmys for writing television scripts, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Award, the Hispanic Heritage Award for Education, and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Academy of Arts and Sciences. People magazine named Sonia one of America's most influential Hispanics. Her critically acclaimed children's books include The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano, which won a Pura Belpré Honor Award, and the stunning young adult memoir Becoming Maria: Love and Chaos in the South Bronx. Currently she is working on Alma's Way, an animated series with Fred Rogers Productions that will air on PBS. Manzano resides in New York City with her husband Richard Reagan, whom she married in 1986, and their daughter Gabriela.

Week One

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7/21/2022Kait Plus BooksExcerpt
7/22/2022Ya Books CentralExcerpt/IG Post
7/23/2022BookHounds YA Excerpt/IG Post

Week Two

7/24/2022Author Z. Knight’s GuildExcerpt
7/25/2022Lady HawkeyeExcerpt/IG Post
7/26/2022hodophile_zIG Review
7/27/2022Lisa Loves LiteratureReview/IG Post
7/28/2022FictionalFey IG Review
7/29/2022MidnightbookloverIG Post
7/30/2022The Underground Review/IG Post

Week Three

7/31/2022One More Exclamation Review/IG Post
8/1/2022Two Points of InterestReview 
8/2/2022The Momma SpotReview/IG Post
8/3/2022Rajiv’s ReviewsReview/IG Post
8/4/2022Books and Zebras Review/IG Post
8/5/2022Lifestyle of MeReview/IG Post

Enter here for a chance to win a print copy of Coming Up Cuban by Sonia Manzano!

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What do you think about Coming Up Cuban? Have you added it to your tbr yet? Let me know in the comments and have a splendiferous day!

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One response to “Blog Tour: Coming Up Cuban by Sonia Manzano (Excerpt + Giveaway!)

  1. Danielle Hammelef

    I already had this exciting book on my TBR. I love reading historical fiction and learning about new cultures.

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