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Me, Frida by Amy Novesky

Me, Frida

by Amy Novesky

Other authors: David Diaz (Illustrator)

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Use in Study of Frida Kahlo with "Frida" by Yuyi Morales

Illustrator Study: David Diaz
  Jessica_Diaz | Jul 28, 2017 |
This is a beautiful little book, but I felt that it was slightly misrepresentative of Frida's life. It seems, by this book, that Frida was only an artist after she found herself lonely and alienated in America. Frida was certainly an artist long before that, and although Diego was a well know artist in America, Frida had been painting for a long time before she even met Diego or married him. The Artwork is lovely, and I suppose that in order to tell such a rich story in a short book, it would be necessary to condense it. I just feel that somehow this condensed version leaves much to be desired. ( )
  BrindelStubbs | Jun 12, 2017 |
This book tells the story of when Frida Kahlo and her husband, Diego Rivera, who was a famous artist, traveled to San Francisco, California, where Kahlo developed her own style of painting. The book, which is about a woman who finds a voice, talent, and acceptance in this world, teaches readers to follow their dreams and express themselves. The illustrations are very vibrant and beautiful; they also resemble Frida's art style, which I thought was really clever. ( )
  Eayyad | Feb 8, 2017 |
“Me, Frida” is a book about Frida Kahlo, an artist who gained fame in 1930’s San Francisco after moving from Mexico with her husband. Frida loved and supports her husband and his art career, although nobody ever seems to acknowledge her talents as well as his. At parties, she stands quietly by her husband while she is barely noticed. However, she is a talented artist in her own right and eventually creates Frieda and Diego Rivera, a beloved painting with her unique artistic style. I liked reading about how the narrator loved and supported her husband no matter what, and how she overcame the patriarchal nature of the art world to make a name for herself. It is brief and well-written. The illustrations are done in a way that resembles Frida’s art, which is clever. This is the heartwarming true story of an artist who rose above expectations to succeed in her art career. This book would be best for grades 2-4 for content and language complexity.
  btadde1 | Oct 23, 2016 |
I think that Me, Frida is a great book. One reason is because the illustrations are extremely bright and interesting, the colors are vibrant and they are other-worldly. This provides interest in the book and I spent a lot of time looking at the pictures. The writing was another point, they even used some Spanish words like café con leche, queirda, and corridos in a context that they can be figured out by non-Spanish speakers. The plot was also great because it described Frida and Diego's excitement for the journey, Frida's troubles being away from home and then her growing into her own fame and finding her own way. So there was a conflict and interest about what may happen to Frida. Overall, the book provides foreign language and beautiful pictures to draw the reader into an interesting historical story about real artists. ( )
  vrobey1 | Sep 27, 2016 |
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Artist Frida Kahlo finds her own voice and style when her famous husband, Diego Rivera, is commissioned to paint a mural in San Francisco, California, in the 1930s and she finds herself exploring the city on her own.

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