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Publisher Description

Winner of the Randolph Caldecott Medal and the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award
Jean-Michel 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.

GENRE
Kids
RELEASED
2016
November 8
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
40
Pages
PUBLISHER
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
SELLER
Hachette Digital, Inc.
SIZE
35.2
MB
AUDIENCE
Grades P-3

Customer Reviews

Zenitram ,

Radiant Book

I knew Jean-Michel during the early 80’sNYC nightclub days. We'd become friends, him showing me his sketchbook (seeing his raw imagery, and not really clued into how the art world might say things, I always encouraged him to keep at it. One day he’d be able to draw really well!), or with another friend Glenn O’Brien, the three of us in Glenn’s old Chevy parked on Central Park South at 4:00 in the morning on Thanksgiving’s eve, companionably watching them blow up the enormous balloons, a light snow dusting the windshield.

This beautiful book, its rich illustrations and imagery, capture the innocence and purity of this remarkable, eternally young man, his kindness and earnestness, and his unshakeable practice of art. Thanks so much to Javanka Steptoe and everyone involved. This book has brought tears, of sadness for his passing, and joy for his life.

- Ron Martinez

Timdoodles ,

Well written

Def a recommended read

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