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The Story of Selena Quintanilla: An Inspiring Biography for Young Readers (The Story of: Inspiring Biographies for Young Readers)

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The Story of Selena Quintanilla: An Inspiring Biography for Young Readers (The Story of: Inspiring Biographies for Young Readers)

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Discover the life Selena Quintanilla—a story about breaking down barriers in music, for kids ages 6 to 9

Selena Quintanilla was the queen of Tejano music. Before she became a star, Selena was a charismatic young girl who loved singing and performing. She made a lot of sacrifices to become a famous musician, rehearsing her songs and dance moves for hours at a time. Her hard work paid off—she became the first 15-year-old girl to win a Tejano music award and went on to break many records during her career. Explore how she went from being a talented girl growing up in Texas to a fashion icon and a world-famous singer.

  • Independent reading—This Selena biography is broken down into short chapters and simple language so kids 6 to 9 can read and learn on their own.
  • Critical thinking—Kids will learn the Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How of Selena's life, find definitions of new words, discussion questions, and more.
  • A lasting legacy—Kids will find out how Selena changed the world of music and why she continues to be a role model for many women and people of color around the globe.


How will Selena's big spirit and passion for music inspire the child in your life?

Discover activists, artists, athletes, and more from across history with the rest of the Story Of series, including famous figures like: Marie Curie, Amelia Earhart, Frida Kahlo, Helen Keller, and Jane Goodall.

GLORIA ARJONA teaches Spanish at the California Institute of Technology and is the author of Posadas Unknown Calaveras and ¡Lotería!. She’s also a musician who sings and plays guitar. Learn more at GloriaArjona.com.

ISBN: 9781638782346

ISBN-10: 9781638782346

Publisher: Rockridge Press

Publication Date: 06/28/2022 - 12:00am

On Sale: 06/28/2022 - 12:00am

Pages: 64

Language: English

Categories

Juvenile Nonfiction / Biography & Autobiography / Music

Juvenile Nonfiction / Biography & Autobiography / Cultural, Ethnic & Regional

Juvenile Nonfiction / Biography & Autobiography / Women