Radiant Child: The Story Of Young Artist Jean-michel Basquiat

Picture Books | October 25, 2016

byJavaka Steptoe

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Winner of the 2017 Randolph Caldecott Medal
Winner of the 2017 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award
An IndieBound Bestseller

Somewhere in Brooklyn, a little boy dreams of being a famous artist, not knowing that one day he would make himself a king.

Jean-Michael Basquiat and his unique, collage-style paintings rocketed to fame in the 1980s as a cultural phenomenon unlike anything the art world had ever seen. But before that, he was a little boy who saw art everywhere: in poetry books and museums, in games and in the words that we speak, and in the pulsing energy of New York City. Now, award-winning illustrator Javaka Steptoe's vivid text and bold artwork echoing Basquiat's own introduce young readers to the powerful message that art doesn't always have to be neat or clean--and definitely not inside the lines--to be beautiful.

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Winner of the 2017 Randolph Caldecott Medal Winner of the 2017 Coretta Scott King Illustrator AwardAn IndieBound Bestseller Somewhere in Brooklyn, a little boy dreams of being a famous artist, not knowing that one day he would make himself a king.Jean-Michael Basquiat and his unique, collage-style paintings rocketed to fame in the 1980...

Javaka Steptoe is a Caldecott and Coretta Scott King Illustrator award-winning artist, designer, and illustrator. His debut picture book, In Daddy's Arms I Am Tall, won the Coretta Scott King Award, and Jimi: Sounds Like a Rainbow (written by Gary Golio) received a Coretta Scott King Honor. He has also illustrated Do You Know What I'll...

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Format:Picture BooksDimensions:40 pages, 11 × 9.25 × 0.5 inPublished:October 25, 2016Publisher:Little, Brown Books for Young ReadersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316213888

ISBN - 13:9780316213882

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"Art need not be neat to be beautiful, a message underscored by this boldly beautiful bio of a 1980s phenom."-San Francisco Tribune