Sonia Manzano has affected the lives of millions since the early 1970s, as the actress who defined the role of â€œMariaâ€ on the acclaimed television series Sesame Street. Sonia has won fifteen Emmy Awards for her television writing and is the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Academy of Arts and Sciences. People magazine named Sonia one of Americaâ€™s most influential Hispanics. The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano is Manzanoâ€™s first novel. She lives in New York City.