Title: Viva Frida By: Yuyi Morales


Morales, Y., & O’ Meara, T., 1966. (2014). Viva Frida (First ed.). New York: Roaring Brook Press.

Genre: Fiction

Grade Level: K-5

Short Summary:  This book is about the life of a famous artist named, Frida Kahlo. Her canvases were the most beautiful pieces, and it describes how her life was full of laughter, love, and tragedy.

Intended Readers: Students who love to learn about the famous cultural diverse artist, and their stories. Also, this book is great for EL students for Spanish or English.

Personal Response: While doing my author study, I learned that Yuyi Morales loves to write about people who died or living’s stories. This is a great story that captures the life of a marvelous artist. I would rate this book five out of five stars.

Text Dependent Question: What does Frida believe?

Reading Strategy: Questioning the Author

As a teacher you would read the book, and as a large group asks questions about the author. For example: What is the author trying to tell us here?

Rationale: This is a great tool to get the students thinking in a different way and finding the main message of this book.