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?


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

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

    Mary-andering Among the Pages

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

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

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

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