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Javaka Steptoe’s book about Jean-Michel Basquiat and his art will captivate readers, especially with the bold, colorful, striking collage-style painting. This book invites the reader to learn more about Jean-Michel and his life. This is a book about creating art, and one can’t help but ask the question, what is beautiful? What is art? Jean-Michel’s answers will inspire and engage the reader. He found art all around him, and constantly created new and surprising collages and art. Steptoe creates her own art in honor of Jean-Michel, using inspiration from his personal life and work. Don’t miss the Author’s Note, as Javaka Steptoe details her own inspiration found through Basquait’s story and artwork. Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat won the 2016 Caldecott Medal – a well-deserved honor.