Diego: Bigger Than Life

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Marshall Cavendish, 2009 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 64 pages
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Carmen T. Bernier-Grand's inspiring free verse and David Diaz's vivid paintings capture the defining moments and emotions of Rivera's tumultuous life, including his stormy relationship with artist Frida Kahlo and his passion for his art. Rivera's energy, physique, love for women, and work were all "bigger than life." A biography, chronology, glossary, sources, notes, and famous quotations are included.
 

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User Review  - gmorgan14 - LibraryThing

I thought this was a great free verse book abut the life of Rivera's life. Again this would be a great book for introducing students to the free verse form of poetry or for teaching students about why people write, and tell stories of other people. Read full review

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User Review  - ArielDean - LibraryThing

Diego was an artist and this book tells his life through poems. It showed the good and bad times of his life. I like that it was not written like a biography, in story form. Some of the language was ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Carmen T. Bernier-Grand is a national award winning author of eleven books for children and young adults. She teaches writing at the Whidbey Island MFA, a program of Northwest Literary Arts, at Writers in the Schools, a program of Oregon Literary Arts, and at Wordstock.In 2008, The Oregon Library Association's Children's Division gave her the Evelyn Lampman Award for her significant contribution to the children of Oregon in the field of children's literature. Bernier-Grand was born in Puerto Rico but lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband and her bilingual dog, Lily.

David Diaz has illustrated numerous award-winning books for children,including Eve Bunting's Going Home; as well as Newbery Honor winner, The Wanderer, by Sharon Creech. Mr. Diaz was awarded the Caldecott Medal in 1995 for his work in Smoky Night by Eve Bunting, and his colorful illustrations in Margaret Wise Brown's The Little Scarecrow Boy lead to the book being named the New York Times Best Illustrated Book for 1998. Mr. Diaz lives in San Diego, California.

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