Frida Kahlo: The Revolutionary Painter! (Show Me History!)

by James Buckley (Author) Cassie Anderson (Illustrator)

Frida Kahlo: The Revolutionary Painter! (Show Me History!)
Reading Level: 4th – 5th Grade
This kid-friendly biography of esteemed Mexican painter Frida Kahlo uses a graphic novel format to tell the true story of the woman who led an artistic revolution. After an accident at age 18 dashed her dream of attending medical school and becoming a doctor, Frida Kahlo turned to painting as a form of therapy. Over the next few years, she developed an introspective and surrealist style that soon became a sensation in the art world. By incorporating aspects of Mexican folk art with deeply personal themes, Kahlo's paintings revolutionized not only Mexican art but the very essence of what art could be. Frida Kahlo: Revolutionary Painter! is a biography of this groundbreaking artist, told in a full-color graphic novel format that will appeal to a wide audience.

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James Buckley
James Buckley Jr. is a prolific author of nonfiction for young readers, with more than 150 books to his credit (and still typing!). He is the author of more than a dozen titles in The New York Times' best-selling "Who Was...?" biography series, including the Wright Brothers, Milton Hershey, Betsy Ross, Jules Verne, and Blackbeard. Buckley has written more than thirty DK Readers on a wide variety of topics, plus two recent long-form bios of Adolf Hitler and Bonnie and Clyde for Aladdin Books. For Spring 2019, he created the first book in a new series for Aladdin--a bio of astronaut Michael Collins. Buckley is the co-author of Time Inc./Liberty Street's "X-Why-Z" series and wrote and produced the Animal Planet Animal Atlas for Liberty Street. A former editor at Sports Illustrated and the National Football League, he lives in Santa Barbara, California, where he runs a successful book producing company.

Andy Duggan is a comic artist from Chattanooga, Tennessee. Along with work published in Image Comics and Action Lab Entertainment, he's also been featured in multiple projects with Topps and Upper Deck. His Kickstarter book, Black Fin the Barbarian Shark, was funded and published in 2019. Andy has a longtime girlfriend, Ashley, and together they have two cats, Blair and Pandie.

Ian Churchill is a 25-year veteran comic creator who has worked extensively for Marvel, DC, and Image Comics. Best known for drawing Deadpool, Cable, and Supergirl, he is also the creator, writer, artist, and colorist of the critically acclaimed comic book series, Marineman. For more of his work, follow him on Instagram (@ianchurchill).
Classification
Non-fiction
ISBN-13
9781645174332
Lexile Measure
620L
Guided Reading Level
L
Publisher
Portable Press
Publication date
September 20, 2021
Series
Show Me History!

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