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VOYAThis set of six biographies focuses on the lives of prominent Latinos including artists, political activists, and athletes. Frida Kahlo gives a simple, straightforward account of the artist's life from her birth in the small village of Coyoacan, Mexico, to her death in 1954. The text discusses her marriage to fellow artist Diego Rivera, her political associations, and the development of her artistic career. The text is readable, even enjoyable, and contains interesting quotations and anecdotes. Unfortunately, despite the subtitle of this text, it contains only twelve of her paintings. Cesar Chavez gives an overview of his political life, with emphasis on his commitment to nonviolent protest. This title feels more like a textbook, with a technical writing style and very few anecdotes. The book is often repetitive, and although it discusses Chavez's childhood, it gives little information about his personal life as an adult. There are extended gaps in the time line of his life both in the text and in the separate chronology. Although the texts vary in quality, both have detailed indexes, chapter notes, and further reading. The recommended Internet addresses leave much to be desired, as some sites are no longer in existence and each text recommends only a few. These titles will suffice for middle school book reports, but they offer no real advantage over other biography series such as The Great Hispanic Heritage series by Chelsea House or The Hispanic Biographies series also published by Enslow. Other titles in this series profile Diego Rivera, Isabel Allende, Roberto Clemente, and Gloria Estefan. (Latino Biography Library). VOYA CODES: 2Q 2P M (Better editing or work by theauthor might have warranted a 3Q; For the YA with a special interest in the subject; Middle School, defined as grades 6 to 8). 2005, Enslow, 128p.; Index. Illus. Maps. Biblio. Further Reading. Chronology., PLB . Ages 11 to 14.