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