A Biography Book for New Readers
The Story of Frida Kahlo: A Biography Book for New Readers is a beautiful, colorfully illustrated introduction to this famous artist. It is written simply, with short chapters and lots of sidebars and pictures–just right for young readers who are ready to move beyond simple picture books.
Non-fiction is a wonderful genre for young readers, and this biography of Frida Kahlo does an excellent job of covering her life, while keeping the harsher details on a child-friendly level. The book includes a timeline of Frida’s life events throughout the chapters. It is writeen chronologically, and readers don’t find out what she is famous for until a little ways into the story. Children unfamiliar with her would benefit from reading the back cover for a brief introduction before diving into the book.
The Inspiring Life of Frida Kahlo
Frida suffered from pain for most of her life due to childhood polio and a devastating bus accident. Her grit and determination to pursue an art career are inspiring. The Story of Frida Kahlo examines her life beyond the canvas and serves to give readers an example of a strong woman who overcame her setbacks in life.
The Story of Frida Kahlo includes a ‘challenge’ section of comprehension questions and a glossary, so the book makes a nice addition to a homeschool curriculum for art, history, and language arts. While the book has many fun illustrations, it does not include any images of Frida’s artwork. Ideal for children in grades 3-6, ESL students, or older struggling readers.