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Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat

About the Book

Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat

Jean-Michael 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.

Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat
by Javaka Steptoe

  • Publication Date: October 25, 2016
  • Genres: Biography, Children's, Children's 4-8, Picture
  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • ISBN-10: 0316213888
  • ISBN-13: 9780316213882