María Celeste Arrarás Presents Her Book on <em>The Today Show</em>
5 de Octubre, 2007 - 07:00 AM EDT
María Celeste Arrarás Presents Her Book on The Today Show
The Al rojo vivo journalist introduced El bastón mágico on the popular NBC show this morning
Maria Celeste and Laura Bush
Foto: THE CROSSOVER AGENCY
The launch of the children's book has kept the 47-year-old journalist busy. Last Saturday, she participated in the National Book Festival in Washington D.C., an event organized by the Library of Congress and First Lady Laura Bush. While in the U.S. capital, Arrarás had breakfast at the White House with the president's wife, who's known for her mission to promote children's reading.
The story of El bastón mágico, which is also available in English, centers around family. In an interview with PEOPLE EN ESPAÑOL, the journalist said that the tale's three characters, Julianchi, Adrianchi and Larilu, are based on her three kids, Julián, 9, Adrián, 8, and Lara, 6. "Once I'm gone, they'll know how to stay together, love each other, and protect each other."
This is the second written work of the Puerto Rican mom, who published El secreto de Selena (Selena's secret) in 1997, an exclusive interview with Yolanda Saldivar, the woman convicted of killing popular Chicano singer Selena.