Reading, Teaching, Learning

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Nonfiction Wednesday

I'm excited that Alyson Beecher, at Kid Lit Frenzy, is continuing her Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge for the third year in a row.
 
 
I only found time for one long nonfiction picture book biography this week:
 
Diego Rivera: An Artist for the People
 
 
 
 
I didn't know much about Mexican artist Diego Rivera, but I definitely recognized some of his famous paintings in the book. This is a good account of his life and development as an artist. His romantic life was a bit of a soap opera;he was married to artist Frida Kahlo twice. The paintings and photographs throughout the biography (I would've liked even more) are interesting, and there is a note about Mexican history and Rivera's artistic influences in the back. I love learning about artists, and so do my students, so this would make a good addition to my nonfiction library.
 
What nonfiction did YOU read this week?
 

6 comments:

  1. Thanks Holly. I didn't know much about Diego Rivera either. Glad to learn about this book.

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  2. Hi my sister is an artist. The book sounds great. Thanks for sharing

    Mary-andering Among the Pages

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  3. I've been wanting to read this book. It's time for a trip to the library.

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  4. Twice to Kahlo? Oh the drama! Love it! So many great artist biographies out lately.

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  5. I have always been fascinated by Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo. Thanks for sharing this one. Diego and Frida were definitely interesting.

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  6. Thank you for sharing, fascinating man, looking forward to reading it! - Debbie @stylinlibrarian

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