By Sandra Birungi
At 43, Jenni Rivera died in a plane crash but she still lives in the hearts of many, especially her family who have accepted to publish her last words before her death.
The book will be published by Atria Books and will be called, “Unbreakable”. The book will be published in both English and Spanish; it has been authorized by Rivera’s family.
Rosie Rivera, the late singer’s sister, said of the up coming book, “I miss my sister every moment, but on days that I want to feel her close, I open her book written in her own words, and feel her right next to me,” Rosie Rivera said in a statement issued by Atria.
Atria vice president and senior editor, Johanna Castillo said she had talked to Rivera about the impact she hoped her book’s message would have on readers. “This book is her legacy to all of her fans,” Castillo said.
Before her death, Rivera had managed to complete “Unbreakable” which she had worked on for a couple of years. She had already been in talks with Atria since 2011 for publishing rights.
Rivera was born in Los Angeles and launched her career by selling cassette tapes at flea markets but went on to sell more than 15 million copies of her 12 major-label albums before she died last year, December in a plane crash.