Patty Rodriguez and Ariana Stein

An Ode to Selena Knocks Harry Potter off Amazon’s Top Spot

Everything needs a little diversity, right? From food to music to books, we all need a variety. This is what the two authors/moms believed when they created this children’s book, which has become a total hit.


Selena storybook

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Patty Rodriguez and Ariana Stein decided to give young readers everywhere a little more diversity with The Life of/ La Vida de Selena, which will be released March 2018! These two women wowed us all by capturing Selena Quintanilla’s early years of life and performing while she was in her family’s band, Selena y Los Dinos. 


This little book gives us life events, fun facts, and beautiful illustrations by Citlali Reyes of the unforgettable Mexican-American singer. 


Frida Kahlo

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But the lovely Selena isn’t the only one to get the storybook treatment. Three years ago Rodriguez made a collection of children’s books called Lil’ Libros to honor other Latino legends like Frida Kahlo and Celia Cruz. The two mompreneurs wanted to give all children the chance to have a book they could relate to by making it bilingual.


And get this: not only did Rodriguez create the petition for MAC Cosmetics to carry a Selena-inspired makeup line (a limited edition release in 2016) but her and her co-author topped three different Amazon charts!


The book comes out in March 2018, but it’s already managed to knock Harry Potter & the Philosopher’s Stone off the number one spot on Amazon’s Libros en Español list! Now, if you ask me, that’s pretty damn cool. Get your Selena storybook here.


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