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Queen of Tejano Music – Selena

By Silvia López, Illustrated by Paola Escobar

$18.99 US / $25.99 CAN

“Escobar’s vibrant illustrations cover a large swath of each page, giving a strong sense of place and consistently conveying Selena and her family’s joy in performing, whether at home or in more glamorous venues. Perfect for fans of Selena and Tejano music or for those interested in learning more about this unique culture and inspiring singer.”–Booklist

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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Book Details

ISBN9781499811421
Page Count48
FormatHardcover
SubformatPicture Book
Age range6 to 9
Publication seasonFall 2020
RightsAugust 25, 2020

Author/Illustrator Bio

  • Silvia López, a Cuban native raised in Miami, Florida, served as a children's librarian at schools and public libraries for over three decades. She holds degrees in English, Library Science, and Educational Technology, and is a National Board-Certified Teacher. Her picture book, Just Right Family: An Adoption Story, was released in March 2018. She had previously published children's biographies, as well as award-winning bilingual digital books. Her book, Handimals: Animals in Art and Nature, a collaboration with Italian artist Guido Daniele, was published in April 2019. Another picture book, Pacho, is scheduled for release in 2020.

Product Description

“Escobar’s vibrant illustrations cover a large swath of each page, giving a strong sense of place and consistently conveying Selena and her family’s joy in performing, whether at home or in more glamorous venues. Perfect for fans of Selena and Tejano music or for those interested in learning more about this unique culture and inspiring singer.”–Booklist

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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