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Who created it? Steptoe, Javaka, 1971- author, artist.
What's it called? Radiant child : the story of young artist Jean-Michel Basquiat / Javaka Steptoe.
Who published it? New York ; Boston : Little, Brown and Company, [2016]
Edition info! First edition.
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Location Call No. Status
 DOWNTOWN YS Juvenile Nonfiction  BIOGRAPHY Basquiat  AVAILABLE
What's it like? 1 volume unpaged : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Extra info! Includes bibliographical references (page 2).
What's it about? Jean-Michel Basquiat and his unique, collage-style paintings rocked to fame in the 1980s as a cultural phenomenon unlike anything the art work 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 and art doesn't always have to be neat or clean--and definitely not inside the lines--to be beautiful.
Helpful notes! Accelerated Reader 4.7
Reading Counts! 9.4
Awards! Winner: Caldecott Medal, 2017
Helpful subjects! Basquiat, Jean-Michel, 1960-1988 -- Juvenile literature -- Pictorial works.
Basquiat, Jean-Michel, 1960-1988 -- Biography -- Pictorial works.
African American artists -- Biography -- Pictorial works.
African American painters -- Biography -- Pictorial works.
African American art -- Pictorial works.
Artists -- United States -- Biography.
Special numbers! 9780316213882 (hardcover)
0316213888 (hardcover)
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