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Javaka Steptoe

Biography

Javaka Steptoe

Javaka Steptoe is an artist, designer, and illustrator. His debut picture book, IN DADDY'S ARMS I AM TALL, won the Coretta Scott King Award, and JIMI: Sounds Like a Rainbow (written by Gary Golio) received a Coretta Scott King Honor. He has also illustrated DO YOU KNOW WHAT I'LL DO? by Charlotte Zolotow, A POCKETFUL OF POEMS by Nikki Grimes, AMIRI AND ODETTE: A Love Story by Walter Dean Myers, RAIN PLAY by Cynthia Cotten, and HOT DAY ON ABBOTT AVENUE by Karen English, which received the Jane Addams Children's Book Award. He is also the author and illustrator of THE JONES FAMILY EXPRESS. Javaka invites you to visit his website at Javaka.com.

Javaka Steptoe

Books by Javaka Steptoe

by Javaka Steptoe - Biography, Children's, Children's 4-8, Picture

Jean-Michael Basquiat and his unique, collage-style paintings rocked to fame in the 1980s as a cultural phenomenon unlike anything the art work had ever seen. But before that, he was a little boy who saw art in poetry books and museums, in games and in the words that we speak, and in the energy of New York City. Now, award-winning illustrator Javaka Steptoe's vivid text and bold artwork young readers to the powerful message and art doesn't always have to be neat or clean to be beautiful.