Selena’s New Children’s Book Hot On Harry Potter’s Heels For Amazon’s Top Book

There is one true constant in life and that is, everything that you can do, Selena can do better. Even though our beloved Tejano music queen left this plane of existence 22 years ago, the light that she left in this world will never go extinct.

Her legacy will transcend many generations, inspiring a whole array of future Latino artists that will forward our culture. Although Selena didn’t live long enough to venture into literature, she will soon become a character in a book that has the potential to dethrone literature’s most popular teen wizard, J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter.

The authors of the new Selena board book are Patty Rodriguez and Ariana Stein. While it isn’t due to appear on bookshelves until March of next year, the pre-orders for it have already pushed the book all the way to number two on Amazon’s Spanish booklist.

Sitting just one place under “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” which is the first book in the magical series by Mrs. Rowling, it’s likely Selena will take over soon. If you think about it objectively, it is highly probable that “La Vida de Selena” will become a must-read for every child.

The singer is a much more relatable character than a child wizard who just so happened to be the “chosen one” and inherited a great fortune from his parents. Harry Potter is loved by all the community for no other reason than his name.

The book is going to be released in both English and Spanish. Since it’s actually a board book meant for small children, we are already picturing its place next to other children’s classics like “Where The Wild Things Are”, “Green Eggs and Ham” by Dr. Seuss and of course, Harry Potter.

‘La Vida de Selena,’ as the name suggests, will tell the story of the award-winning Tex-Mex singer and her rise to fame where she became the “Queen of Tejano music.” The book will also include small trivia games, like her favorite food being pizza and that the people that she loved the most were family and friends.

For Rodriguez and Stein, this book will mark the next on their ongoing bilingual biography series of ‘Lil’ Libros’ for children. The two authors, who have been best friends since age twelve, came together after becoming moms to release this book series that they claim every Latino mom will love.

Article inspired by ABC // Selena children’s book catches up to ‘Harry Potter’ on Amazon

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