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

by Javaka Steptoe

2017 Randolph Caldecott Medal Winner
Jean-Michael Basquiat and his unique, collage-style paintings rocketed to fame in the 1980s. But before that, he was a little boy who saw art everywhere. Note about the artwork. Bibliography. Further information about Jean-Michel Basquiat. Motifs and symbolism in Basquiet’s work. Author’s note. Full-color mixed-media illustrations.

ISBN: 9780316213882

JLG Release: February 2017

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Arts Elementary

Grades 2-6


14 books / $17.05 a book

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    Print Book


    Hardcover edition


    Little, Brown

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    Accelerated Reader

    Level: 4.7, Points: 0.5

    Scholastic Reading Counts

    Level: 9.4, Points: 3


    Level: 1050L

    Awards & Honors

    SLJ’s Best Books of 2016, Nonfiction
    Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2016, Picture Books
    Publishers Weekly Best Books of 2016, Picture Books
    New York Public Library 2016 Best Books for Kids, Nonfiction
    National Public Radio’s Guide to 2016 Great Reads
    ALSC Notable Children’s Books 2017, All Ages
    CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People 2017, K–2
    The Nonfiction Detectives, 2016 Best Nonfiction Books for Children
    2017 Capitol Choices, Seven to Ten
    CSMCL Best Multicultural Books of 2016
    The Washington Post Best Children’s and Young Adult Books of 2016
    2017 Américas Award, Commended Title



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