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Hispanic Star: Selena Gomez

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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.

ISBN-13: 9781250828316

Media Type: Paperback

Publisher: Roaring Brook Press

Publication Date: 05-16-2023

Pages: 112

Product Dimensions: 8.03h x 5.54w x 0.33d

Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

Series: Hispanic Star

CLAUDIA ROMO EDELMAN is the founder of the We Are All Human Foundation and Hispanic Star and has worked for twenty-five years with internationally recognized institutions, including the United Nations, the Global Fund, the World Economic Forum, and UNICEF. She's led some of the most successful global campaigns in the last decade, including Product (RED), the launch of the Sustainable Development Goals in collaboration with the United Nations, the creation of the SDG Lions, and the rebranding of the UN Refugee Agency. Visit her at

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. Visit her at