Publisher: Roaring Book Press/Macmilllan
illustrator: Alexandra Beguez
Pub Date: May 16, 2023
ISBN-13: 978 12508 28347
Meet Selena Gomez—actress, singer, producer, social media mogul, activist, and a powerful voice raising awareness on mental health struggles in young people.
Launched into stardom at a very young age, Selena knows all to well the challenges of navigating the world’s expectations while staying true to who you are.
In this biography, readers will gain insights into the often-turbulent life of this remarkable Hispanic star who not only found a way to face (and overcome) numerous personal and professional challenges, but became an inspiration to millions around the world.
In collaboration with Claudia Romo Edelman, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group presents the Hispanic Stars biography series, featuring groundbreaking Hispanic and Latinx heroes who have made remarkable contributions to American culture and have been undeniable forces in shaping its future.
The illustrated series features iconic role models that inspire us all to be proud of our heritage.
She was just a Texas girl with a Technicolor dream. The latest in this series that focuses on prominent Latine individuals follows actor and pop star Selena Gomez. Sidebars throughout offer context on everything from various kinds of film and TV roles to dialysis to the DREAM Act. The tone is conversational and intimate and will likely entice even readers unfamiliar with Gomez’s work. The discussions of Gomez’s physical and mental illness are refreshingly frank and empathetic. Notes from Valenti and Hispanic Star (a nonprofit organization that collaborated with the publisher for this series) close out the book. A story of passion and perseverance that will inspire the star’s fans and newcomers alike.
– Kirkus Reviews