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Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat (Winner of the 2017 Randolph Caldecott Medal /Winner of the 2017 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award/An IndieBound Bestseller)

Javaka Steptoe

Winner of the 2017 Randolph Caldecott Medal 
Winner of the 2017 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award
An IndieBound Bestseller 

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

Jean-Michael 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.