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Sonia Manzano of 'Sesame Street' Shares her Childhood Story

It may come as no surprise that reading played an important role in the life of the ‘Sesame Street’ star:

Her childhood provides plenty of material. In the book, there are moments of giddiness, as when she looks at the advertisements in a subway car and realizes that she has a new skill. She writes: ‘In one split second the words fall into place and I am reading. I’m reading!’ (The New York Times)

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