Hispanic Star: Selena Gomez (Paperback)

Hispanic Star: Selena Gomez By Claudia Romo Edelman, Karla Arenas Valenti, Alexandra Beguez (Illustrator) Cover Image
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Read about Selena Gomez, who is among the most groundbreaking, iconic Hispanic and Latinx heroes who have shaped our culture and the world in Hispanic Star: Selena Gomez, from Claudia Romo Edelman's gripping Hispanic Star biography series for young readers.

Meet Selena Gomez--once just a girl from Grand Prairie, Texas, who loved to perform for her family. Her courage, drive, and empathy have been guiding posts in her lifelong career since her beginnings on Barney & Friends. Selena’s skyrocket to fame took her from the Disney Channel to becoming one of Time magazine’s most influential people in the world in 2020. An emblem for her generation, Selena shows that you can be exactly who you are and follow your passions wherever they may lead you.

Hispanic Star proudly celebrates Hispanic and Latinx heroes who have made remarkable contributions to American culture and have been undeniable forces in shaping its future. If you can see it, you can be it.

About the Author

Claudia Romo Edelman is the Founder of the We Are All Human Foundation. Claudia has worked for 25 years with internationally recognized institutions including the United Nations, UNICEF, the Global Fund and the World Economic Forum. She has a track record in launching global campaigns, and she’s a master of agenda setting. She has been in the driver’s seat of some of the most successful global campaigns in the last decade including: the launch of the SDG’s, Product (RED), the creation of the SDG Lions and rebranding of the UN Refugee Agency.

Karla Arenas Valenti is a Mexican author who writes picture books, chapter books, and middle grade novels, including the highly-acclaimed magical realist novel, Loteria. Karla's storytelling draws heavily from her Mexican heritage and culture, and she is proud to partner with Hispanic Stars to showcase the contributions of remarkable Latinx heroes. Karla currently resides in the Chicagoland area with her family, two cats, and far more books than she can find shelves for.

Praise For…

"Discussions of Gomez’s physical and mental illness are refreshingly frank and empathetic. . . A story of passion and perseverance that will inspire the star’s fans and newcomers alike." - Kirkus

Hispanic Star: Celia Cruz
A Kirkus Best of the Year books for Middle Grade selection

"A must-purchase for all nonfiction shelves. Browsable and report-ready, this series debut brings the sweet story of la Reina de la Salsa to life. ¡Azúúúcar!" - School Library Journal, starred review

"Engaging illustrations and informative sidebars further enrich the heartfelt informational text. . . A compelling look at the radiant life of La Reina de la Salsa." - Kirkus, starred review

Hispanic Star en español: Celia Cruz
"An excellent addition to Spanish-language biography collections for youth, focusing on a legendary figure of music who impacted not only Latin America, but the world as well." - School Library Journal

Hispanic Star: Roberto Clemente
A Junior Library Guild Selection

"A sense of warmth and pride radiates through this telling, and even non-sports fans will be drawn in. . . Well-crafted and accessible." - School Library Journal, starred review

"Highlighted issues of racism [add] context to his times and luster to his achievements." - Kirkus

Product Details
ISBN: 9781250828316
ISBN-10: 1250828317
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Publication Date: May 16th, 2023
Pages: 112
Language: English
Series: Hispanic Star