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Javaka Steptoe

  • Binnacle Books 321 Main Street Beacon, NY, 12508 United States (map)

Binnacle is honored to welcome Caldecott award-winning children's book author Javaka Steptoe for a reading and signing of his newest book, Radiant Child. This is a reading not to be missed, for kids of all ages and adults. 
10:30am, FREE! @ Binnacle Books, 321 Main St, Beacon, NY.

JAVAKA STEPTOE is the author of RADIANT CHILD, an incredibly beautiful picture book that uses collage, paint, and text to tell the story of Jean-Michel Basquiat. RADIANT CHILD won the 2017 Caldecott Award and the 2017 Coretta Scott King Award. Steptoe is the author of many other acclaimed picture books, including In Daddy's Arms I am Tall and Jimi Sounds Like a Rainbow.


"In this visually arresting and vibrantly narrated biography, Steptoe... emulates 1980s street art by layering paint, paper scraps, paint tubes, and photos on found-wood panels.... Steptoe downplays tragic elements, instead celebrating Basquiat's irreverence and brilliance."—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Earlier Event: September 10
Samantha Hunt + Adrian Shirk
Later Event: October 14
Thyra Heder