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The muppet under the stairs

I love Randy Ribay’s interview with Sonia Manzano (best known as Sesame Street’s Maria) on her new memoir Becoming Maria: Love and Chaos in the South Bronx, but something about the cover was nagging at me.

Then I realized it reminded me of the cover art for Jason Vanhee’s creepy-cool Engines of the Broken World, which I reviewed in the November/December 2013 Magazine:

manzano_becoming maria  vanhee_engines of the broken world
Eep! Let’s just pretend that’s a muppet hiding under the stairs. (Although, as Siân points out, that may not be a comforting thought.)

Katie Bircher About Katie Bircher

Katie Bircher, associate editor at The Horn Book, Inc., is a former bookseller and holds an MA in children's literature from Simmons College. She served as chair of the 2018 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award committee. Follow Katie on Twitter @lyraelle.

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