In preparation for our Materials Review for Educators happening October 3rd starting at 9:00 am at Bear Pond Books, we're highlighting some of our favorites from our stack of 100 nonfiction books of 2014.
One of Jane's favorite picture books this year is Yuyi Morales' Viva Frida, with photographs from Tim O'Meara.
If you want a detailed narrative of the life of the indomitably spirited artist Frida Kahlo, Viva Frida is not for you. However, this picture book is for every budding artist who needs to be reminded by the simple text that all it takes to make art are all the things we already know how to do--- feel, see, discover, believe and love. Yuyi Morales shows her mastery of detail, color and texture in this multi-media creation that captures the joy and the incredible spirit and pride that drove Frida to paint. Visually stunning,this is a wonderful book to share in any art classroom to inspire the artist in each one of us.
For reading more about Yuyi Morales, check out these links: