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Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos (2017)
Author: Monica Brown, Illustrator: John Parra
“Feet, what do I need you for when I have wings to fly?
-Frida Kahlo
Based on the life of one of the world's most influential painters, Frida Kahlo, and the animals that inspired her art and life. The fascinating Mexican artist Frida Kahlo is remembered for her self-portraits, her dramatic works featuring bold and vibrant colors. Her work brought attention to Mexican and indigenous culture and she is also renowned for her works celebrating the female form. Brown's story recounts Frida's beloved pets—two monkeys, a parrot, three dogs, two turkeys, an eagle, a black cat, and a fawn—and playfully considers how Frida embodied many wonderful characteristics of each animal. Awards:
-NYTimes/NYPL, Best Illustrated Children's Books 2017
-Pura Belpré Honors Award, ALA
-Barnes & Nobel, Best Books of the Year 2017
-Notable Children's Book, ALA
-Smithsonian Top Ten Best Children's Book of 2017
-Junior Library Guild Selection
-Bank Street Best Children's Books of the Year 2018
-CSMCL Best Books of 2017

Available at: North/South: Simon & Schuster, Amazon, B&N, & Indiebound, (Spanish Version) +info:@North/South

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