Radiant child : the story of young artist Jean-Michel Basquiat by Steptoe, Javaka (#1047UC7)

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Radiant child : the story of young artist Jean-Michel Basquiat

by Steptoe, Javaka
Hardcover Little, Brown and Company, 2016

$18.99

Overview
From the Publisher
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.
Reviews & Awards
  • Booklist, 09/15/16
  • Caldecott Medal, 2017
  • Christian Library Journal, 07/01/17
  • Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award, 2017
  • Horn Book Guide starred, 04/01/17
  • Horn Book Magazine starred, 11/01/16
  • Kirkus Reviews starred, 08/01/16
  • New York Times, 02/12/17
  • Publishers Weekly starred, 08/08/16
  • School Library Connection starred, 01/01/17
  • School Library Journal starred, 08/01/16
Product Details
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Publication Date: October 25, 2016
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Edition: First edition: October 2016.
  • Dewey: 740
  • Classifications: Biography, Nonfiction
  • Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
  • ISBN-10: 0-316-21388-8
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-316-21388-2
  • LCCN: 2013-018520
  • Follett Number: 1047UC7
  • Interest Level: K-3
  • Reading Level: 5.2
  • ATOS Book Level: 4.7
  • AR Interest Level: LG
  • AR Points: .5
  • AR Quiz: 183793EN
  • Reading Counts Level: 9.4
  • Reading Counts Points: 3
  • Lexile: 1050L
  • Fountas & Pinnell: T