The Story of Lin-Manuel Miranda (The Story Of)

by Frank Berrios (Author)

The Story of Lin-Manuel Miranda (The Story Of)
Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade
Series: The Story Of

Discover the life of Lin-Manuel Miranda--a story about creating change through art, for kids ages 6 to 9

Lin-Manuel Miranda is an award-winning composer, actor, and playwright--best known for the hit musical Hamilton, which he created! Before he changed the world of entertainment, Lin-Manuel was an intelligent young boy who loved music and musicals. He was inspired to write his own songs and plays, and his life changed when the plays he wrote became huge successes on Broadway. This book explores how Lin-Manuel went from being an artistic boy growing up in New York City to a rising star and Pulitzer Prize winner.

What sets this book apart from other Lin-Manuel Miranda books for kids:

  • Core curriculum--Kids will learn the Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How of Lin-Manuel's life so far, and take a quick quiz to test their knowledge.
  • Short chapters--This book engages young readers with brief, easy-to-digest chapters that make it a breeze to keep reading.
  • His living legacy--Kids will discover how Lin-Manuel has transformed the performing arts and brought Broadway plays to a wider audience.

How will Lin-Manuel's dedication to his art and activism inspire the child in your life?

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Review quotes

"For children who dream outside the box and have a passion for something that is not the norm, Lin-Manuel Miranda is the perfect role model. Through his creativity and the unwavering support of his family, Lin-Manuel reached the heights many would deem impossible. Frank Berrios masterfully tells the inspirational story of Mr. Miranda's rise to stardom. The Story of Lin-Manuel Miranda reminds everyone, especially the Latino community, that even their wildest dreams can become a reality." —Renee Melendez, educator and author

"This book is an excellent resource for teachers and parents who want to teach the inspiring story of Lin-Manuel Miranda. It is great for read-alouds, independent reading, and included within the book are prompts that can be a springboard for discussions or journaling prompts. I will definitely use this resource with my own students!" —C. Ines Mangual, teacher and former homeschooling mom

"A story written as colorfully as the artist himself, The Story of Lin Manuel Miranda was a pleasure to read. References to the cell phones of the '80s being as big as bricks sparked fun conversations with the 10 year old I read this with. Learning about how the hit Hamilton started as a small idea was also the beginning of a lengthy conversation about how taking a chance on an idea can sometimes make a difference. I also appreciated that the book brought in some of the colorism criticism about In the Heights, and we were able to have a discussion about that, too. Basically a fun book about an amazing artist that will spark conversation!" —Tonya Leslie, author of The Story of Kamala Harris

Frank Berrios
FRANK BERRIOS is a widely published children's book author. He has written many Little Golden Books, including Football with Dad, Soccer with Mom, Miles Morales: Spider-Man, Black Panther, I Am Captain Kirk, and My Little Golden Book about Jackie Robinson. Visit him on the web at

KRISTIN SORRA is an award-winning illustrator specializing in children's publishing and products. Her work has been recognized by the Society of Illustrators in New York. It has also appeared in comics, magazines, textiles, puzzles, posters, digital media, and her mom's birthday cards. Originally from Baltimore, she now lives in a quaint Hudson River town, just a few miles north of New York City. Visit
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Rockridge Press
Publication date
February 20, 2022
The Story Of
BISAC categories
JNF007060 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | Performing Arts
JNF039050 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Performing Arts | Theater
Library of Congress categories

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