Sonia Manzano has been a presence on Public Television since the 1970's. She began her career starring in the original production of Godspell. Within a year Sonia was cast as "Maria" on Sesame Street. After ten years as an actress, Sonia began writing scripts for Sesame Street and has garnered fifteen Emmy Awards in that capacity. Sonia also wrote for the Peabody Award winning children's series, Little Bill for Nickelodeon. She returned to the New York stage starring in The Vagina Monologues and The Exonerated. Sonia was twice nominated for an Emmy Award as "Outstanding Performer in a Children's Series." Her first picture book, No Dogs Allowed! was published in April 2004. General Mills gave away 1.5 million copies of No Dogs Allowed! in boxes of Cheerios, as part of their Spoonfuls of Reading program. Her second book A Box Full Of Kittens was published June 2007. Visit her website www.soniamanzano.com.