#ModernLatinaBookClub features Frida by Barbara Mujica



by Linda Castillo

I was so excited when the Modern Latina Book Club selected Frida by Barbara Mujica as the next reading. And the reading serendipitously falls during Frida’s birthday month!

Frida’s life story has captured the world and she inspires so many with her strength, creativity, beauty and talent. Frida lived her life following her passion and heart. Her pain, strength and sadness can be felt and seen in many of her paintings. This book will give readers a glimpse of a woman who continues to have a profound impact on Latinas today.

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Told in the voice of Frida’s sister Cristina, who bears witness to Frida and Diego’s tumultuous marriage, this is a brilliantly vivid work of historical fiction. What unfolds is an intense tale of sibling rivalry, as both sisters vie for Rivera’s affection. Mujica imbues the lives and loves of these remarkable characters with sparkling drama and builds her tale to a shattering conclusion.

Linda Castillo is the Founder and Executive Editor of www.ModernLatina.com. She writes on topics that empower and inspire Latinas including art, motherhood, green living, culture, travel, and issues transforming the Latino community. Linda has earned a B.S. in Business and a M.S. in Mass Communications from San Jose State University.