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

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Javaka Steptoe

Narrated By: Ron Butler

Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA

Date: April 2017

Duration: 0 hours 19 minutes

Summary:

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

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 style introduces 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.

This stunning picture book was awarded the 2017 Randolph Caldecott Medal and the 2017 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award.

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