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Diego: Bigger Than Life

By Debra Bogart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Lively free verse bio doesn't gloss over Rivera's appetites.

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For readers 12 and up, this is a vibrant introduction to an artist as well known for his Communist Party loyalties and convictions as for his richly colored murals. The prose poems are sophisticated and artsy, while the accompanying, glowing illustrations seem aimed at a younger age. This book would work best in a classroom setting, or accompanied by other books that reproduce more of Rivera's artwork for readers to enjoy and/or study. As a picture book for older readers, this is a luminous volume by Bernier-Grand that introduces budding artists to a fascinating art form.

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