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I Am Frida Kahlo: Ordinary People Change the World

By Mary Eisenhart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Lively, appealing bio encourages being your unique self.

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Brad Meltzer and Christopher Eliopoulos present a lively, appealing picture book intro to the strong, imaginative artist known for her intense self-portraits steeped in elements of Mexican folklore. In I Am Frida Kahlo, we see Frida refusing to be limited by pain and ill health or by the expectations of others as she revels in the world of her imagination and becomes famous for her art -- and encourages her students to see beauty wherever they look. There's a strong message of being your best, unique self:

"My face, my clothes, my country, even my pain --

these are the colors on my canvas.

They don't look like anyone else's,

and they shouldn't.

That's the best part.

Your picture is uniquely yours."

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