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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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Frida Kahlo is a wonderful historical figure to teach children about. Her artwork endeavors to this day and is a wonderful hommage to herself and her culture. Me, Frida, is a great way to introduce children to her artwork, and the artwork of her husband Diego Rivera.
  JessicaLeupold | Mar 14, 2015 |
In my opinion this is a fantastic book. I enjoyed it greatly. Frida Kahlo is an amazing person and artist so I gravitated toward this book. The illustrations resembled Frida’s work, whimsical, colorful, insightful. Frida’s work was always very expressive and a little out side of the box. In one illustration, Frida and her husband, Diego Rivera, flew like birds up north towards the United States. Frida’s life was very eventful and she was a very animated and interesting person and that was reflected not only in the illustrations but also the way it was written. The book involved all the senses including smell like when the author describes San Francisco as, “It smelled of incense, fish, and frog.” I felt like it also encompassed the not so happy part of Frida’s life. Although she was married to Diego Rivera, a very famous artist, she seemed unhappy and struggles to find herself in this new city and her place in her husbands life. It took most of her life for her to be recognized for her art work and that unhappiness and struggle was also represented. ( )
  cscapp1 | Mar 2, 2015 |
The book Me, Frída by Amy Novesky is a story based on real life couple. Frída is the wife of a famous artist and is living under his shadow. When Frída and her husband move from Mexico to San Francisco she struggles to find herself. She is living in the shadow of her husband and almost forced to act as a “trophy wife”. Eventually Frída has the chance to shine with her own artwork.
I really enjoyed this book for several reasons. First, the overall message of this book was very inspiring. It talked about making a name for yourself. It also talks about how you can’t be afraid to stand up for yourself. The story is even more interesting because it is about a real life couple. Since the story is based on real life, you sympathize with Frída and her struggles to be independent and to find herself.
The illustrations in this book were also done in a unique way. Instead of the usual cartoon illustrations, these were done in a much more abstract way. They aid in telling the story of Frída and show the emotional turmoil she went through. All of these things combined help to make this story so much more engaging.
  akern3 | Feb 22, 2015 |
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  SaritaInce | Feb 16, 2015 |
I love learning about Frida Kahlo, she is one of my favorite artists! I liked this book, and all of the illustrations. Frida Kahlo was a little ignored because she was married to a very famous artist Diego Rivera. This book tells how she felt so alone when her and her husband moved to San Francisco and he was always at work. She would spend her time painting a few things to make the time go by. I really enjoyed this book, but I think it could have had a few more details about Frida and what she stands symbolizes for women, and a little less about Diego Rivera. ( )
  K_Rodriguez | Nov 26, 2014 |
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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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