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5 Books That'll Have You Dreaming of Selena & the Legacy She Left Behind

Because we'll never forget her.

It was on this day 28 years ago that singer Selena Quintanilla released her very first self-titled studio album which landed her in the seventh spot on the Regional Mexican Album chart for US Billboard. If that's not enough, her voice reached pitches at a young age that set her apart in the music biz and helped her build a loyal fan-base.

 

Her charity work, award-winning albums, and the voice she gave to Tejanos endeared her to everyone. It really is remarkable to think about how her output reformulated Latin music and gave power to the Mexican-American community. The singer had a beauty that shone from the inside out, with a smile and style that was recognizable to all.

 

After her tragic death, a day like today is sad; it's a day that's bittersweet. We remember Selena for the true artist she was and the rich culture that surrounded her everywhere she went. These are five books that give us the details and legacy of Selena's life and help keep her uplifting spirit alive.

 

1. Selena's Secret: The Revealing Story Behind Her Tragic Death by María Celeste Arrarás

 

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This is the biography that answers all the questions. From her blooming career to the small little facts that build up around the murder scene, Arrarás is there to answer all the questions and then some.

 

 

2. To Selena, with Love: Commemorative Edition (Deckle edge) by Chris Perez

 

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This beautiful recount of a private relationship may feel earthshattering at remembering the loss of such talent, but the love and adoration Perez tells about his wife will fuse everything back together. He gives us the Selena that fell in love.

 

3. Selenidad: Selena, Latinos, and the Performance of Memory by Deborah Paredez

 

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This work covers the vast cultural effect Selena had on the Latin community. We can learn how Selena was the one to change the Mexican-American community within the U.S.

 

4. For The Love of Selena Quintanilla: The Unauthorized Factbook of 50 things to Love about Selena Quintanilla by Hood Theorem

 

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Theorem's book is the one all fans and music-lovers everywhere need. Within it are the 50 facts we should all know to help us feel closer to a talent that left us.

 

5. Selena: como la flor by Joe Nick Patoski

 

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Patoski pays homage to the angelic star and how her private life had it's share of problems separate from her stage life. Learn the ins and outs of her career and dreams with this book.

 

The more I think about Selena today the more somber I feel. Her essence is around us everyday and to have lost someone like her has left a space somewhere in the world. The love that pushes her spirit forward is unbelievable, but she said it right: Anybody can be a role model, anybody can. 

 

 

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