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.---from the publisher
48 pages 978-1499809770 Ages 6-9
Keywords: biography, singer, performing arts, Latina, Latinx, 6 year old, 7 year old, 8 year old, 9 year old
Jacqueline Lancaster, a bookseller at Hub City Bookshop in Spartanburg, S.C., also cites a picture book biography of Latina singer Selena, which she’s especially excited about: Silvia López and Paola Escobar’s Queen of Tejano Music: Selena (Little Bee, Aug.).