Multicultural Children's Book Day featuring Little Frida by Anthony Browne

Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2020 (1/31/20) is in its 7th year! This non-profit children’s literacy initiative was founded by Valarie Budayr and Mia Wenjen; two diverse book-loving moms who saw a need to shine the spotlight on all of the multicultural books and authors on the market while also working to get those book into the hands of young readers and educators.

Seven years in, MCBD’s mission is to raise awareness of the ongoing need to include kids’ books that celebrate diversity in homes and school bookshelves continues.

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Title: Little Frida
Author:  Anthony Browne
Illustrations:  Anthony Browne
Publisher:  Candlewick Press
ISBN:  9781536209334


Frida Kahlo was a famous artist whose work was known around the world. In this story, author Anthony Browne provides readers with insight of Frida as a child with a disability that left her feeling isolated.

When Frida was only six years old, she had polio and the kids would call her peg-leg. She tried to hide it, but it didn’t work. She was different and she knew it. She was viewed as an outsider. To pass the time and spend time with her father the photographer, Frida would color in his black and white photos. Frida always dreamt of flying and her imagination would take her soaring into the sky. On her seventh birthday she received a pair of wings and was very disappointed. With her new wings, Frida created an imaginary world she escaped to whenever she wanted. In this world she made a friend who was a dancer. She could be herself around this friend and that made her happy. Curiously, her friend looked a lot like her. When she wasn’t with her friend, she painted pictures of her.

Autor Anthony Browne, a former British Children’s Laureate, was inspired to create this story after having read Frida Kahlo’s library. He thought it was important to provide your readers insight regarding her imagination and the colorful world she created to escape her loneliness. Parents and teachers can use this guide to show how an artist bloomed after having such a difficult childhood. It is also the perfect tool for discussing loneliness, illnesses and polio.

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  1. This looks to be a wonderful read. Frida Kahlo's story is so powerful. I shared at Thanks for sharing. Debra Branigan dbranigan27 (at) gmail (dot) com.

  2. This is such a beautiful book about this amazing artist!

    I follow your blog. I shared this post to my pinterest account "Books" board, socialjsmith.

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  3. I thought this is such a lovely picture book that gives insight into what it was like for Frida Kahlo to live with polio and in pain after her terrible accident. I love how her imagination freed her from pain and loneliness. Thanks so much for sharing your review with Multicultural Children's Book Day!

  4. My niece & nephew love art. I'll share this story with them. Shared on Facebook.
    Jana  -  turtle6422 at gmail dot com

  5. We are huge fans of Frida! Will have to jot down the title so we can get it. Thanks for participating in MCCBD!

  6. Thanks everyone for stopping by. A winner will be notified via email.


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