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Hispanic Heritage Month Celebrations Begin Sept. 15 at Del Mar College

Wed Sep 14, 2022

To wrap up the celebration, the College will hold an “on-campus” Meet the Author and Book Signing event with award-winning author Diana Lopez on Thursday, Oct. 13, at 11:30 a.m. Lopez will sign copies of her most recent books––Sing with Me: The Story of Selena Quintanilla, Canta conmigo: La historia de Selena Quintanilla, the Spanish version and Lucky Luna. The event is scheduled in Room 133 in the Coles Classroom Building on the Heritage Campus, 101 Baldwin Blvd. (78404). Interested individuals can also access directions and campus map online.

Lopez’s books, Sing with Me and the Spanish version of Canta conmigo, follow Selena’s rise to stardom, from front-lining her family’s band at rodeos and quinceaneras to performing in front of tens of thousands of fans at the Houston Astrodome. Lucky Luna is the story of Luna Ramos, who has more cousins than she can count, and what it means to be a friend and a prima (cousin), and how to accept the things that make us truly unique. 

Lopez, a DMC graduate and Corpus Christi native, has written several books, including Coco: A Story about Music, Shoes, and Family, the novel adaptation of the Academy Award-nominated film Coco that won the Oscars for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song. All of her books are set in Texas, except for Coco. 

Sponsored by the Del Mar College Mexican American Studies Program, the book signing event is free and open to the public with refreshments also served. Lopez’s books will be available for purchase in the Coles Classroom Building through the DMC Bookstore. For more information about the author and her work, visit Lopez’s website at

For more information about the Oct. 13 on-campus book signing, contact DMC Professor of Spanish and Mexican American Studies Program Coordinator Javier Morin at or 361-698-1582.