Stories for children to learn from the authentic heroes of history. They do not fly, nor do they cross walls, nor do they have X-rays in their eyes. These characters are flesh and blood, real people who sometimes hit and others were wrong. But all of them did great works that have contributed to making the world a better place for all. Therefore, EL PAÍS proposes a children's literary collection to help parents in their educational task. My little heroes Every Sunday brings a different character. On October 14 you will discover the figure of the painter Frida Kahlo.
The life and work of figures such as Leonardo da Vinci, Einstein and Gandhi have already gone on sale. Now, it is the turn of the Mexican artist, who suffered 32 operations in 47 years of life, perhaps because of that the painter surrounded herself with color all her life. As a child she contracted polio, which forced her to spend nine months in bed and left a small malformation in her leg. Years later, the bus he was riding on collided with a tram and suffered the breakage of several bones. The sadness consumed her until her father gave her what would be the salvation of her life: a canvas and a brush.
In the story, Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo presents herself in the first person. "If you want to follow me, I'll tell you what I did when everything seemed to be against me." So he invites the little ones to get into reading. Health and love were the axes of his life. Both brought him, above all, suffering, but instead of being carried away by it he fought with painting. A painting characterized by the life and the joy that it transmitted thanks to its particular use of color.
In this way, what began with a girl in a bed struggling with a brush became the most famous painter in her country. And this struggle that characterized her life led her to become the first woman to exhibit at the Louvre Museum in Paris. The life of Frida Kahlo is an admirable story, which takes place between thunderous laughter and heavy tears.
The next weeks will also be able to discover the exciting stories of Mozart, Nelson Mandela, Marie Curie, Galileo, Marco Polo, Darwin, Archimedes or Jane Goodall. Until November 10 will be publishing stories with different characters that deserve to be known not only for what they did, but also how they got it, for 6.99 euros each. In these books, they explain their life as if it were a story, with the most significant anecdotes and episodes. In addition, each publication reviews key moments and ideas in a chronology and adds a double page of games and activities.