Little People, Big Dreams: Jean-Michel Basquiatquarto
In the inspiring Little People, Big Dreams series, discover the lives of outstanding people from designers and artists to scientists and adventurers. All of them went on to achieve incredible things, yet all of them began life as a little child with a dream.
Meet Jean-Michel Basquiat, the pioneer of the American graffiti street art movement. He was born in Brooklyn, New York, to a Puerto Rican mother and Haitian father. When he was eight and bed-ridden, recovering from an accident, his mother gave him a copy of Gray's Anatomy, which sparked his interest in the human form. As a teenager, he gained recognition as part of the graffito duo SAMO that spray-painted cryptic messages and images around the landscape of Manhattan's Lower East Side. He eventually made his way to the New York gallery scene and on to international acclaim.
With stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, this empowering series celebrates the important life stories of significant influencers of the world.
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- Ages: 5 to 8yrs
- Materials: Hardcover
- Imprint: Frances Lincoln Children's Books
- Author: Ma Isabel Sanchez Vergara
- Illustrator: Luciano Lozano
- Dimensions: 32 pages; 7.7in x 9.5in
- Origin: Printed in China
- ISBN: 978-0-7112-4580-8