Diego Rivera: His World and Ours/ 2012 Pura Belpre Illustrator Award Winner
Friday, February 24, 2012
by: Dr. Jamie Campbell Naidoo

Section: Children's Book Reviews

February Edition

Reviewed by Dr. Jamie Campbell Naidoo is an Assistant & Foster-EBSCO Endowed Professor School of Library & Information Studies University of Alabama. He received his Ph.D. in Communication and Information Studies from the University of Alabama and holds a Masters of Library and Information Studies from the University of Alabama.

Diego Rivera: His World and Ours highlights the accomplishments of Mexican painter, activist, and muralist Diego Rivera. Tonatiuh’s stylized illustrations include elements of Mayan artwork and represent his interpretation of Diego’s original artwork, answering the question: what would Diego paint today? Through eye-catching digital collage, Tonatiuh juxtaposes contemporary Mexican life with the past. Tonatiuh’s visually appealing, layered artwork rendered in a mural style pays homage to Diego’s paintings while balancing traditional images with modern twists.  Highly recommended for school and public library collections.

Diego Rivera: His World and Ours. Duncan Tonatiuh. New York: Abrams Books, 2011. 33 pp. $16.95 (Hardcover). ISBN 978-0-8109-9731-8. Grades K-2. English with Some Spanish.

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