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Me, Frida (edition 2010)

by Amy Novesky, David Diaz (Illustrator)

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Title:Me, Frida
Authors:Amy Novesky
Other authors:David Diaz (Illustrator)
Info:Abrams Books for Young Readers (2010), Edition: First Edition, Hardcover, 32 pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:****
Tags:Grades3-5NonFiction, Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, biography, colorful illustrations, David Diaz, artists

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"Me, Frida" gives a beautiful account of Frida Kahlo's life and work in San Francisco. This book, of course, features beautiful artwork by David Diaz that is done in a style very similar to Kahlo's own style. This is a beautiful and engaging book about the life and work of Frida Kahlo.
  kristinbenintendi | Mar 13, 2016 |
This book is about a woman who was from Mexico, who moved with her husband to San Fransisco. She moved with him like a bird on his arm. He, Diego, was an artist who was painting the city. Frida, wanted to do something because she was more than just Diego's wife, so she painted. She painted this picture of them married. She showed it in a gallery and everyone looked at her. This book is about doing what you want no matter the social limitations there might be. ( )
  Theresa_Kieffer | Mar 3, 2016 |
The illustrations in this book were very artistic and complimented Frida's own artistic style. I liked this stories honesty. After Frida and Diego moved from Mexico to San Francisco, the story reveals that Frida was not impressed with San Diego's skyscrapers, yet her husband Diego was impressed and felt empowered by everything he saw. The book focused a lot on Frida's unhappiness, such as her not speaking English and feeling lonely without friends, even going as far as to mention that no one ever looked at her while her husband was showered with attention due to his artistic accomplishments. Many readers should be able to relate to this story--I believe every person knows what it feels like to be left or feel lonely. It was nice to see her achieve her own artistic endeavors that were met with enthusiasm at the end of the story. I especially liked the last line of the book that revealed people eventually "stared at her in wonder" too. ( )
  knorthway | Feb 21, 2016 |
This book is about a woman named Frida Kahlo who was married to a famous painter. Throughout the book, the reader learns that she too is a painter and a wonderful singer. Frida struggles through the book to be seen by someone other than just Diego's wife. She begins to paint portraits and makes herself known at parties by singing. The artwork in this book is bery detailed and full of color. In one part of the story, the author says, "then she packed her blue trunk, and she and Diego flew north." One would think im reading just this quote with no picture that they flew in a plane, but the picture shows the, following a bird holding hands in the wind. ( )
  cbuquet5 | Jan 27, 2016 |
When I saw this book on the "New Book Display" I was excited and thought "Wow, an 'Easy Book ' about Frida!" That excitement didn't last very long.....

The story was about Frida's & Diego Rivera's visit to San Francisco and the portrait of the two of them that she painted after the visit.

I realize that the book is one that is meant to be read to a young child, but I still found it lacking, let's just say considering the subject, overly simplistic. I also did not think the illustrations were very good, especially the one on the title page.

If I were going to read this book to children, I'd augment it with more information, art work, and photographs of Frida & Diego. ( )
  Auntie-Nanuuq | Jan 18, 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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