From School Library Journal
Gr 6-9--Cruz and Gonzales look at the lives of two controversial artists. Kahlo is portrayed as a woman who was passionately committed to her work, but whose life tended to revolve not around herself, but around her husband, Diego Rivera. In Gonzales's title, Rivera is depicted as an egotistical, self-absorbed man who let his art interfere with his relationships with his wives, lovers, and children. However, both texts concentrate on the artists' work, and how it developed out of their political beliefs and ideals and pride in their Mexican heritage. Both of these biographies are well written, and neither glosses over the more racy aspects of this couple's life, such as Rivera's affair with Kahlo's sister. Average-quality black-and-white photographs and reproductions illustrate the texts.
Melissa Hudak, North Suburban District Library, Roscoe, IL
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