Monday, September 21, 2009

Hispanic Heritage Month 2009

Please keep your eyes open for this book...

Coming up Fall 2009.
I'm expecting this publication by Children's Book Press to be another successful one! This is the story about the famous artist and muralist Diego Rivera told through his daughter's eyes Guadalupe Rivera Marin. I have always been a big fan of Diego Rivera's work but this memoir is adding a new dimension to the famous life of Diego. Please check out this sneak peek video about the book, I absolutely enjoyed listening to Diego's daughter. I especially enjoyed the story behind one of the unfinished paintings by Diego when he asked his daughter to pose with an orange but all she wanted to do was eat it!

I can't wait for this book to be in my hands. This memoir will be a wonderful mentor text to teach children to pay attention to photographs, paintings because there is always a story behind it, whether it comes from our own imagination or real life experiences. Even though I don't hold this book in my hands yet, I believe in Children's Book Press publication so much. Their books are some of the finest I have seen and I believe this one will fit right up with their rest of their publications.

In the meantime, if you would like to know more about this famous Hispanic artist, his life and work as an artist, I would also recommend Diego by Jonah Winter and Jeanette Winter. This biography ivery comprehensible for our students in grades 3 and up. Available in Spanish and English, published by Scholastic.
Diego: In English and Spanish


Ali said...

Another book about Diego Rivera was recently shortlisted for the 2009 Oregon Book Award, I think in the YA category. Carmen Bernier-Grand's Diego: Bigger Than Life is written in free verse. I haven't read it yet, but I've heard it's a gorgeous tribute to the artist.

Stella said...

Thank you Ali for the information! I would definitely check that book out. Happy Reading!