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Diego Rivera

Painting Mexico

Diego Rivera is one of the most famous Mexican artists of all time. In Diego Rivera: Painting Mexico, readers are introduced to the life story and work of the man whose murals and other art have come to symbolize the history and beauty of Mexico.

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  • The Boy Who Painted Walls
  • In the Footsteps of the Masters
  • Art with a Message
  • The Aztec Palace
  • Timeline
  • Glossary
  • Further Information
  • Index
Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 5
Dewey 759.972
Lexile
ATOS Reading Level 6.0
Guided Reading Level W
Language English
Publisher The Child's World, Inc.
Format Reinforced book
ISBN 9781592963843
Copyright 2005
Number of Pages 40
Dimensions 7.5 x 9.5
Graphics Full-color photographs, Historical photographs

A Review of "A Proud Heritage: The Hispanic Library" in School Library Journal

Three accessible titles. Kent starts with the painter’s childhood and art education. How Rivera’s communist connections and political ideas are depicted in his murals plus his four marriages are discussed in child-friendly terms. Stein traces Farragut’s early years as a midshipman at the age of 10 and describes his rise to become a great navy commander. Each chapter of Spanish Missionaries introduces a different United States region and a different missionary leader such as the Franciscans, Father Kino, and Junipero Serra. The pros and cons of the missions are discussed throughout and summed up in the last chapter. Eye-catching photos and reproductions with detailed captions enhance the texts, and the glossaries are student-friendly. Use the titles to help researchers learn about Hispanic influences and contributions.

Author: Deborah Kent

Deborah Kent was born in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, and grew up in nearby Little Falls. She graduated from Oberlin College and received a master’s degree from Smith College School for Social Work. For four years, she was a social worker at University Settlement House on New York’s Lower East Side. In 1975, Ms. Kent moved to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, where she wrote her first young-adult novel, Belonging. In San Miguel, Ms. Kent helped to found the Centro de Crecimiento, a school for children with disabilities. Ms. Kent is the author of numerous young-adult novels and nonfiction titles for children. She lives in Chicago with her husband, children’s author R. Conrad Stein, and their daughter, Janna.