A Virtual Festival Saturday, March 6 and Sunday, March 7, 2021

Silvia Lopez


Silvia López was born in Cuba and moved to Miami with her family as a child. Her lifelong love of books turned into a career as children's librarian and later author. López is an eclectic writer whose work, in both English and Spanish, reflects her interest in animals, history, folk tales, and people who have overcome obstacles to achieve great things. Books include "Handimals: Animals in Art and Nature," "Queen of Tejano Music: Selena," "Pacho Nacho," "My Little Golden Book about Frida Kahlo" and "Just Right Family: An Adoption Story." "My Little Golden Book about Sonia Sotomayor" is scheduled for release in 2022.

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Scheduled events:
The Queen of Tejano Music: Selena!
Join author Silvia López and award-winning illustrator Paola Escobar as they discuss their collaborative efforts in creating "Queen of Tejano Music: Selena," a moving and impassioned new picture-book biography about the iconic Selena Quintanilla.

Nuestras Raíces Stage (Seats 1000)
Sun, Mar 7, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Nuestras Raices

Panelists: Paola Escobar, Silvia Lopez
Moderator: Selina Barajas

Book:
Selena, reina de la música tejana
Nuestras Raices
little bee books
August 2020
ISBN 9781499811438
48 pages
$18.99, INSTORE
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Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friends of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management
William & Mary Ross Foundation

Key Sponsors

Early Childhood Learning is Essential
Marshall Foundation

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