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Selena: Queen of Tejano Music

Written by Silvia Lopez and illustrated by Paola Escobar
Published by Little Bee Books
$18.99
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6-9
Target Age
48
Pages
Picture
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What's This Book About

Publisher Summary

This is a moving and impassioned picture book about the iconic Queen of Tejano music, Selena Quintanilla, that will embolden young readers to find their passion and make the impossible, possible!

Selena Quintanilla’s music career began at the age of nine when she started singing in her family’s band. She went from using a hairbrush as a microphone to traveling from town to town to play gigs. But Selena faced a challenge: People said that she would never make it in Tejano music, which was dominated by male performers. Selena was determined to prove them wrong.

Born and raised in Texas, Selena didn’t know how to speak Spanish, but with the help of her dad, she learned to sing it. With songs written and composed by her older brother and the fun dance steps Selena created, her band, Selena Y Los Dinos, rose to stardom! A true trailblazer, her success in Tejano music and her crossover into mainstream American music opened the door for other Latinx entertainers, and she became an inspiration for Latina girls everywhere.

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Who Wrote Selena: Queen of Tejano Music

author
Silvia Lopez

Silvia Lopez was born in Cuba and moved to Miami when she was ten years old. Silvia is a retired children’s librarian and media specialist, and she lives in Florida.

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Who Illustrated Selena: Queen of Tejano Music

illustrator
Paola Escobar

Paola Escobar, the illustrator of Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré, grew up traveling from town to town in Colombia. From a very young age she liked to draw the stories her grandmother Clara told about her ancestors, the countryside, and animals. Today, Paola is an illustrator who is passionate about telling stories of her own, having published with SM Spain, Planeta, Norma, and more. She lives very happily in Bogotá, Colombia, with her husband and their dog, Flora.

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Book Details

ISBN 10:
1499809778
ISBN 13:
9781499809770
Publication Date:
February 18, 2020