If you are looking for books to read aloud, read together or discuss in your family, we are here to help.
Each month, we select a Monthly Featured Book from Books Matter™, ADL’s collection of picture books, chapter books and young adult literature that address issues of identity, diversity, bias, bullying and hate. Each featured book comes with two discussion guides: one for the classroom and one for the home. Our parent/family discussion guides include conversation starters, talking points, related books and additional resources.
This Month's Featured Book
Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos
This book is based on the life of one of the world's most influential painters, Frida Kahlo, and the animals that inspired her art and life. The Mexican artist Frida Kahlo is remembered for her self-portraits, her dramatic works featuring bold and vibrant colors. Her work brought attention to Mexican and indigenous culture and she is also renowned for her works celebrating the female form. This story recounts Frida's beloved pets — two monkeys, a parrot, three dogs, two turkeys, an eagle, a black cat, and a fawn — and playfully considers how Frida embodied many wonderful characteristics of each animal.
AUTHOR(S): Monica Brown
ILLUSTRATOR(S): John Parra
AGE GROUP: 4-8