MEET THE HIGH BRIDGE...

BY SONIA MANZANO
Illustrated by Noelle S. Gibbons

 

When people in Manhattan became desperate for fresh, clean drinking water, a creative solution had to be found. The High Bridge, a beautiful Roman aqueduct bridge, was engineered to bring fresh water from the mountains.

Now over 40 years since she was closed to the public, the High Bridge remembers her glorious past in a new book written expressly for the children of the Highbridge community.

THE STORY OF
       HOW NEW YORK CITY
              GOT ITS WATER

The oldest walking bridge in New York City tells her story of how she came to carry fresh, clean drinking water to the people living on the island of Manhattan in New York City and how she escaped being taken down all together.

MEET THE AUTHOR...

SONIA MANZANO

Sonia Manzano has been playing “Maria” on Sesame Street since the early seventies. Movies include Follow That Bird and Elmo in Grouchland. Manzano has earned fifteen Emmys as a writer for Sesame Street, and has published two children’s books, No Dogs Allowed! and A Box Full of Kittens, with Simon and Schuster. Manzano’s first young adult novel, The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano, published by Scholastic, was recognized as one of the 10 Best Books of 2012 by Kirkus Reviews and is a Pura Belpré Honor Book.

 

View our video of Sonia Manzano when she was our Honoree at Dream Big 2014.

LOOK INSIDE:

Sonia Manzano, author, "The Lowdown on the High Bridge," and Carla Precht, executive director, Bronx Children's Museum, join Lynda Baquero to talk about the reopening of the city's oldest standing bridge in the Bronx.

 

Click on image to watch full video.

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