‘Feet, what do I need you for when I have wings to fly? -Frida Kahlo
I’m excited to feature for Women’s History Month the children’s book, Frida, Queen of the Canvas by author Claire Tomkinson and illustrator Denise Muzzio.
Disclosure: I was gifted a copy of this book for the support I provided Queen Girls during their Kickstarter campaign a few years ago. All opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase I’ll receive a small monetary compensation. Thanks!
Frida is the perfect addition to the Queen Girls collection series comprised of the children’s books: Bessie, Queen of the Sky; Isadora, the Dancing Queen; Marie, the Bright Queen; Savitri, the Teaching Queen; and Junko, Queen of the Mountains.
Frida is an inspiring and strong woman. Old and young admire the fortitude she displayed during her painful and strenuous life. She excelled, persisted, and rose above the adversities she faced to become who we know now as Mexico’s most famous woman and painter.
In this fairy tale version of Frida’s life, she has a faithful bird companion named “Paloma” that encourages her throughout the story. Although not going into many details of her illnesses the story does a good job at a gentle retelling of her health and the fatal accident that left her bedridden. It showcases her triumphs and that you can do anything you set your mind to.
In true queen fashion, this book will empower young girls!
Of course, this children’s book was the inspiration for a reading fair project from one of the girls that I babysit. Look how fabulous it came out!
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