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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” 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 |
Me, Frida was interesting to read. Many have seen the painting of the lady with "the eyebrows" but not many know her story. In the story we meet Frida as she and her husband have to relocate to a new state for his artistic expertise. She learns that she can take on the world by herself. She begins painting for herself and finds what makes her happy. The author could have easily told the story how it was but the author chose to tell it involving Frida's feelings. ( )
  imasson | Sep 7, 2016 |
A diverse book diving into more of the Mexican culture, giving a piece of famous artist Frida Kahlo's life. It's about her move to San Fransisco with her husband, and the difference in their experience. For Diego thrives as he painted and Frida felt smothered and cage. In the end, she blooms both in her art and in how she carries herself. It teaches a lot about inner strength and becoming your own person. On every page there is a bird, that i believe symbolized taking flight and freeing yourself from things that are holding you back. I personally loved the story but wasn't too crazy about the illustrations for children. But its knowledgeable in resembling the mexican artist's art style. ( )
  maturne2 | Sep 1, 2016 |
The story of when Frida Kahlo and her husband Diego Rivera went to San Fransisco and how Frida, discovered her own inner strength and artistic capabilities.
  shep7 | Jun 4, 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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