Portrait of Diego Rivera, Malu Block and Frida Kahlo de Rivera, taken by Carl Van Vechten (Source: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division)
Frida Kahlo played with the traditions of Mexican Folk art to give herself an understanding of belonging and identity. Almost killed in a bus accident at 19, her boredom from immobility led her to take a passing interest in doodling into a worldwide celebration of Mexican art and culture. Her portraits are instantly recognizable and are a testament to the power of people who can turn tragedy into acclaim. 
Pick up the art books of Frida Kahlo by coming into the Brentwood Library or request to take them off our shelves for us to hold for you. Click on this link to view the different materials we have on her life, all from Child-appropriate to Adult art criticism and interpretation. 

Portrait of Diego Rivera, Malu Block and Frida Kahlo de Rivera, taken by Carl Van Vechten (Source: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division)

Frida Kahlo played with the traditions of Mexican Folk art to give herself an understanding of belonging and identity. Almost killed in a bus accident at 19, her boredom from immobility led her to take a passing interest in doodling into a worldwide celebration of Mexican art and culture. Her portraits are instantly recognizable and are a testament to the power of people who can turn tragedy into acclaim. 

Pick up the art books of Frida Kahlo by coming into the Brentwood Library or request to take them off our shelves for us to hold for you. Click on this link to view the different materials we have on her life, all from Child-appropriate to Adult art criticism and interpretation. 

Themes of loss and attempting to understand a relationship that reaches an untimely end permeate the fictionalized novel Say Her Name, by Francisco Goldman. The result of a freak surfing accident, Francisco Goldman loses his wife a few days before his wedding anniversary off the coast of Mexico. Out of fear of losing her memory he writes about her, avoids using her toiletries and visiting places they spent time in. This serves to reconstruct the memories that slowly disappear with time. Compounding his grief is Aura’s mother, who believes that Goldman murdered her only daughter. She is ready to use the courts to prove that he should be held responsible for Aura’s death. The novel (based off the true life death of his wife) is a lyrical character study of his young wife and how memories, despite their power, can slowly fade away. 
Say her Name - Francisco Goldman (Link to Catalog)

Themes of loss and attempting to understand a relationship that reaches an untimely end permeate the fictionalized novel Say Her Name, by Francisco Goldman. The result of a freak surfing accident, Francisco Goldman loses his wife a few days before his wedding anniversary off the coast of Mexico. Out of fear of losing her memory he writes about her, avoids using her toiletries and visiting places they spent time in. This serves to reconstruct the memories that slowly disappear with time. Compounding his grief is Aura’s mother, who believes that Goldman murdered her only daughter. She is ready to use the courts to prove that he should be held responsible for Aura’s death. The novel (based off the true life death of his wife) is a lyrical character study of his young wife and how memories, despite their power, can slowly fade away. 

Say her Name - Francisco Goldman (Link to Catalog)