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Brave Girls Virtual Storytime: Queen of Tejano Music: Selena

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Join author Silvia López for a live reading with Q&A of her book, Queen of Tejano Music: Selena, in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.

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Calling all Brave Girls! Join author Silvia López for a live reading with Q&A of her book, Queen of Tejano Music: Selena, in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.

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.

The National Women’s History Museum strives to provide programs that are accessible to all visitors. For questions, or to request accommodations such as an ASL interpreter or captioning, please email history@womenshistory.org at least 7 days in advance of the program.

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Silvia López was born in Cuba and emigrated to Miami as a child. Her lifelong love of books led to a career as school librarian and later as a children’s author. López’ work reflects her interest in animals, history, folklore, and people who overcame obstacles to achieve great things. Her books include Just Right Family: An Adoption Story (2018 Florida Book Award) Handimals: Animals in Art and Nature (Illinois 2022 Bluestem Award nominee), Pacho Nacho, Queen of Tejano Music: Selena, (Junior Library Guild selection, 2020 Florida Book Award, and Center for the Study of Multicultural Children’s Literature Best Books, 2013-2020), and My Little Golden Book about Frida Kahlo. Both picture book biographies are in English and Spanish. My Little Golden Book about Sonia Sotomayor, also in English and Spanish, is scheduled for release in 2022.


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The National Women’s History Museum educates, inspires, empowers, and shapes the future by integrating women's distinctive history into the culture and history of the United States. NWHM is a nonpartisan, nonprofit educational institution dedicated to preserving, interpreting, and celebrating the diverse historic contributions of women, and integrating this rich heritage fully into our nation's history. NWHM is a 501(c)(3) organization. Learn more about us at www.womenshistory.org.

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