Silvia López

Books by This Author

Queen of Tejano Music: Selena

Painting of Selena with roses coming from her hair
Illustrated by: Paola Escobar
Age Level: 6-9, 9-12
Language: Spanish

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.