Who Was Her Own Work of Art?: Frida Kahlo

An Official Who HQ Graphic Novel

Illustrated by Ashanti Fortson
Discover how Frida Kahlo became one of the most recognizable artists in the world in this powerful graphic novel written by award-winning author Terry Blas and illustrated by Ignatz Award-winning artist Ashanti Fortson.

Presenting Who HQ Graphic Novels: an exciting addition to the #1 New York Times best-selling Who Was? series!

Explore Mexican painter Frida Kahlo's rise to stardom as she travels from Mexico to New York City for her first-ever solo exhibition and sets the art world aflame. A story of independence, determination, and finding beauty within one's scars, this graphic novel invites readers to immerse themselves into the incredible power of one of the greatest artists of all time—brought to life by gripping narrative and vivid full-color illustrations that jump off the page.
Terry Blas is an illustrator and writer based in Portland, Oregon. His auto-bio comics You Say Latino and You Say LatinX were featured on NPR, OPB, Vox.com and Cosmo.com. Terry's work has appeared in the comics The Amazing World of Gumball, Adventure Time, and Steven Universe. His first graphic novel, Dead Weight: Murder at Camp Bloom, is a murder mystery set at a weight-loss camp. Dead Weight was named by YALSA as a 2019 Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Readers. His second graphic novel, Hotel Dare, is an all-ages, fantasy, epic inspired by his childhood in Mexico. His third book, Lifetime Passes, is a summer-time adventure set at a Southern California theme park and will be published by Surely Books. View titles by Terry Blas
Who HQ is your headquarters for history. The Who HQ team is always working to provide simple and clear answers to some of our biggest questions. From Who Was George Washington? to Who Is Michelle Obama?, and What Was the Battle of Gettysburg? to Where Is the Great Barrier Reef?, we strive to give you all the facts. Visit us at WhoHQ.com View titles by Who HQ
"Kahlo’s depiction [...] will inspire readers [...] An absorbing read with a well-crafted narrative and eloquent art."—School Library Journal

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Discover how Frida Kahlo became one of the most recognizable artists in the world in this powerful graphic novel written by award-winning author Terry Blas and illustrated by Ignatz Award-winning artist Ashanti Fortson.

Presenting Who HQ Graphic Novels: an exciting addition to the #1 New York Times best-selling Who Was? series!

Explore Mexican painter Frida Kahlo's rise to stardom as she travels from Mexico to New York City for her first-ever solo exhibition and sets the art world aflame. A story of independence, determination, and finding beauty within one's scars, this graphic novel invites readers to immerse themselves into the incredible power of one of the greatest artists of all time—brought to life by gripping narrative and vivid full-color illustrations that jump off the page.

Author

Terry Blas is an illustrator and writer based in Portland, Oregon. His auto-bio comics You Say Latino and You Say LatinX were featured on NPR, OPB, Vox.com and Cosmo.com. Terry's work has appeared in the comics The Amazing World of Gumball, Adventure Time, and Steven Universe. His first graphic novel, Dead Weight: Murder at Camp Bloom, is a murder mystery set at a weight-loss camp. Dead Weight was named by YALSA as a 2019 Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Readers. His second graphic novel, Hotel Dare, is an all-ages, fantasy, epic inspired by his childhood in Mexico. His third book, Lifetime Passes, is a summer-time adventure set at a Southern California theme park and will be published by Surely Books. View titles by Terry Blas
Who HQ is your headquarters for history. The Who HQ team is always working to provide simple and clear answers to some of our biggest questions. From Who Was George Washington? to Who Is Michelle Obama?, and What Was the Battle of Gettysburg? to Where Is the Great Barrier Reef?, we strive to give you all the facts. Visit us at WhoHQ.com View titles by Who HQ

Praise

"Kahlo’s depiction [...] will inspire readers [...] An absorbing read with a well-crafted narrative and eloquent art."—School Library Journal

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