Looking for the Best Frida Kahlo Books for Kids? These are must haves for any library filled with books about inspirational women!
This year, we decided to work on gathering more inspiring books for Lydia’s home library. We worked together as a family to make a list of the inspiring women that we all wanted to learn more about (most were contributed by Lydia herself). We’ll spend a couple weeks reading about each one, and the final project? Lydia is going to be planning mommy and me costumes so that we can do a fun photo shoot inspired by each woman (think of these as her own mini book projects). A couple weeks back, we kicked off the series with Amelia Earhart, and now? We have been reading the Best Frida Kahlo Books for Kids!
Frida Kahlo is an amazing role model for multiple reasons. This talented Mexican artist had polio as a child and spinal damage from a car accident. She has been a hero and inspiration to generations of artists as an amazing talent, a women who thrived with a disability, and an early champion for LGBT rights (Frida was bisexual).
The Best Frida Kahlo Books for Kids
Frida Kahlo (Little People, BIG DREAMS): This is Lydia’s favorite of all the Frida Kahlo Books for Kids we own. It has GREAT illustrations, and is part of a larger series we love. It shares the story of Frida as a child, and how she chased her dreams. It’s super inspiring and helps Lydia to connect to Frida since she can imagine her as a child.
Counting With -Contando Con Frida: Looking for a Frida book for a younger child? I love love love this bilingual picture book that practices counting to ten. It’s part of the Lil’ Libros series of bilingual books we discovered at USC’s Festival of Books a few years ago, the entire series is a must own.
Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos: This stunning book that shares the story of Frida and her animals has won about a million awards including the New York Times/New York Public Library Best Illustrated Children’s Book of 2017 and Smithsonian Top Ten Best Children’s Book of 2017. We LOVE IT!
Who Was Frida Kahlo?: Looking for a book for older kids? This amazing book is perfect for ages 8 -12. It has beautiful illustrations and shares Frida’s brave story.
It’s so important for our children to learn about their role models and to relate to them as people. Children’s books are a GREAT way to engage our kids and to start deeper discussions about our values. Have you expanded your child’s library to include The Best Frida Kahlo Books for Kids? If so, what books did you include?