The facts in these basic biographies are suitable for reports. Information is presented in easy-to-understand sentences and short paragraphs. Rivera concentrates on the artist's murals, while Kahlo presents the personal importance of painting in the woman's life. The glossaries include not just art terms, but also other words used in the text, such as "factory," "miserable," "ambulance," and "divorce." Time lines are useful, but not complete. Rivera's omits his divorce and second marriage, although these events are mentioned in the text. The colorful illustrations are plentiful and include photographs and reproductions of the artists' works. All are captioned and well placed throughout the texts. Libraries looking for short biographies for younger or reluctant readers will want to consider these titles.
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