March 2022

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.

Paola Escobar

Paola Escobar is a Colombian graphic designer and illustrator. She has worked for a variety of publishers, including Oxford University Press, Penguin Random House, Scholastic UK and others. She currently works as a freelance illustrator and lives in Bogota, Colombia....

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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....

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