As part of the critically acclaimed series of children's books, Little People, Big Dreams, this book tells the story of one of the pioneers of graffiti street art, Jean-Michel Basquiat. He was born in New York and already as a teenager he was recognized as part of the graffito duo SAMO, who spray painted cryptic messages and images around the landscape of Manhattan's Lower East Side. Basquiat moved on to New York's gallery scene and from there achieved international recognition.
The book about Jean-Michel Basquiat is written by Maria Isabel Sánchez Vegara, Spanish writer and creative director. Little People, BIG DREAMS is a bestselling series of books and educational games for children, and the hardback editions – like this one – offer extended narratives for beginning readers.
The book is densely illustrated and at the back provides additional facts - including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of Basquiat's life.
Dimensions: H: 24 x W: 19.5 cm
Pages: 32, hardback
Author: Maria Isabel Sánchez Vegara, drawings: Luciano Luzano
Publisher: Frances Lincoln