Women 2020: Creativity and Success (3/23/20)

Today’s spotlight is on two women and their creative success: beloved artist Frida Kahlo on her American journey, and a memoir from one of the most celebrated musicians in the world, Alicia Keyes.

FRIDA IN AMERICA: The Creative Awakening of a Great Artist by Celia Stahr

“By mining Kahlo’s letters and the invaluable diary of her friend, artist Lucienne Bloch, Stahr establishes remarkably precise and incisive contexts for many of Kahlo’s most shocking and revolutionary works, while also chronicling her complex relationships, including her involvement with Georgia O’Keeffe. Stahr brings new clarity to Kahlo’s life and genius for creating audacious autobiographical tableaux which pose resounding questions about history, justice, gender, spirituality, and freedom.”–Booklist, starred review

MORE MYSELF: A Journey by Alicia Keys

“The 15-time Grammy Award–winning musical artist and all-round actor, producer, and activist isn’t content just to write about her career and those she has worked with on her rise to the top. She also examines how little she valued herself at the beginning and how much she had to learn regarding who she really was and what mattered to her the most. Lessons for everyone.”–Library Journal, Pre-Pub Alert

FRIDA IN AMERICA: The Creative Awakening of a Great Artist by Celia Stahr; 9781250113382; available now.
MORE MYSELF: A Journey by Alicia Keys; 9781250153296; available 3/31/20. 

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