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An exuberant picture book celebrating the life and legacy of Selena Quintanilla, beloved Queen of Tejano music.
From a very early age, young Selena knew how to connect with people and bring them together with music. Sing with Me follows Selena's rise to stardom, from front-lining her family's band at rodeos and quinceaneras to performing in front of tens of thousands at the Houston Astrodome. Young readers will be empowered by Selena's dedication—learning Spanish as a teenager, designing her own clothes, and traveling around the country with her family—sharing her pride in her Mexican-American roots and her love of music and fashion with the world.
"This inspirational rags-to-riches biography... will inspire anyone who dreams of a career in performing arts."
—School Library Journal, Starred review on Sing With Me: The Story of Selena Quintanilla
"A worthy, sparkling addition to the long list of Selena Quintanilla biographies."
—Kirkus Reviews, Starred review on Sing With Me: The Story of Selena Quintanilla
"Readers will find themselves chuckling at the situations Luna gets herself into and smiling at a satisfying ending."
—School Library Journal on Lucky Luna
"López offers a sweetly poignant novel about learning to love your family."
—Booklist on Lucky Luna
"López weaves magic tricks . . . and healthy doses of humor into an upbeat coming-of-age story."
—Publishers Weekly on Nothing Up My Sleeve
"A funny and heartfelt story about a girl dealing with the trials of middle school and her mother's breast cancer."
—Kirkus on Ask My Mood Ring How I Feel
"Urgent and necessary, a realistic portrait about the pressures of belonging."
—El Paso Times on Choke
"Employing lovely metaphors and realistic dialogue, Lopez delicately displays the power of optimism and innovation during difficult times."
—Publishers Weekly on Confetti Girl