Grades K - 3
Grade level Equivalent: 5.3
Lexile® Measure: AD1040L
Guided Reading: P
- Arts and Creativity
About This Book
This charming book introduces one of the most popular artists of the twentieth century, Diego Rivera, to young readers. It tells the story of Diego as a young, mischievous boy who demonstrated a clear passion for art and then went on to become one of the most famous painters in the world.
Duncan Tonatiuh also prompts readers to think about what Diego would paint today. Just as Diego's murals depicted great historical events in Mexican culture or celebrated native peoples, if Diego were painting today, what would his artwork depict? How would his paintings reflect today's culture?
Winner of the 2012 Pura Belpre Illustrator Award