After Javaka Steptoe wins the 2017 Randolph Caldecott Medal & the 2017 Coretta Scott King Award for Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat

 

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

By Javaka Steptoe

October 25, 2016 | ISBN: 9780316213882

 

11 BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR LISTS

Essence (circ.1,050,000) "Top 10 Books of the Year Best"

Washington Post Best Book

Washington Post Best Book December

New York Public Library Best Books for Kids

Chicago Public Library Best Book for Kids

Publishers Weekly Best Book

Kirkus Reviews Best Book

Amazon Best Book November

School Library Journal Best Book

Horn Book Fanfare Best Book 2016

NPR Best Books 2016

**SIX STARRED REVIEWS**

“An excellent read aloud.” —BOOKLIST

“Visually arresting and vibrantly narrated.” —PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

"Stellar bookmaking—a riveting portrait of a young artist.” —KIRKUS REVIEWS

“A tour de force that will introduce an important artist to a new generation.” —THE HORN BOOK 

“Offers a new generation a fittingly powerful introduction to an artistic luminary.” —SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

 “Young artists will find inspiration in Javaka Steptoe’s beautiful, energetic picture-book.” —SHELF AWARENESS

 RADIANT CHILD HAS ALSO BEEN NOMINATED FOR THE NAACP IMAGE AWARDS - OUTSTANDING LITERARY WORK – CHILDREN

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