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Selena, Queen of Cumbia: Much Anticipated New Children’s Book About the Late Tejano Singer May Cause Websites to Shutdown

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Last Friday, supermarket chain H-E-B’s website crashed due to high traffic. The traffic was caused by fan fury over a $2 shopping bag with a picture of the lat Tejano superstar, Selena Quintanilla.  Selena was murdered in 1995 by the president of her fan club and employee, but she is still a favorite among those who love Latin diaspora music.  H-E-B sold out of the limited edition bags emblazoned with the words, “Queen of Cumbia” within hours and if past behavior is indeed a predictor of future behavior, we anticipate that today’s release of  The Life of Selena/La Vida De Selena (Los Libros, Bilingual Edition), will see the same. The book, written in both English and Spanish, is already a…

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Trending: Google Doodle Celebrates Life & Legacy of Selena

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Selena Quintanilla was known as the Queen of Tejano music when her life was tragically cut short in 1995.  Murdered by a fan and one-time confidant, Selena, who died at age 23, is now revered as a legend and her fan base has grown exponentially in the 22 years since her death. Today, Google honored Selena with her own animated Google Doodle and exhibit on what is the anniversary of the release of her first solo album.  Released in 1989, Selena, is a Tejano classic.  Suzette Quintanilla, Selena’s sister, raved about the celebration saying, “Selena would be so excited. It’s such an honor.” The Doodle was designed by Perla Campos, Global Marketing Lead for Google Doodles who looked to Selena…

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‘Empire’ is Back: Books to Celebrate the Return (and Reign) of Cookie Lyon

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Taraji P. Henson is one of my favorite actresses. I have been a huge fan since the 90s. She, for the most part, has been a film actress, spreading her magic in films like Baby Boy, Tyler Perry’s A Family That Preys, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and the critically acclaimed, multi-award winning Hidden Figures.  One of her best known roles was in the film Hustle & Flow, for which she won an Oscar along with Three 6 Mafia in the Best Original Song category.  In Hustle & Flow, Henson played her role of ‘Shug’ opposite Terrence Howard’ lead role of ‘D-Jay’.  Over the years, Henson and Howard have been paired together in numerous films and their chemistry on…

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Usher in Fall with BookTrib’s Top 10 New Releases for September

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It’s starting to feel like fall outside, with colder nights, pumpkin spice creeping onto the shelves, and leaves that are slowly changing colors. It makes us want to curl up with a hot cup of cider – and, of course, a good book! Autumn always brings a ton of great new reads, and this September is no exception. With dozens of our favorite powerhouse authors, and a few new ones releasing books, this will be a fall we can’t wait to get underway. Here are the top 10 September releases that we’re more than ready to cozy up to: The Cuban Affair, Nelson DeMille (September 19) DeMille’s latest novel features Daniel “Mac” MacCormick, an Army veteran who now runs charters…

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