Check out today’s interview with Javaka Steptoe, 2017 Caldecott Medal winning author and illustrator.  His newest picture book is Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. Basquiat was a revolutionary black artist in 1980’s New York City, known for a unique, primitive style, and for collaborations with Andy Warhol.

Steptoe will be at Portland’s Midland Library at 3:45 PM today.

Listen to his interview on our Soundcloud player below.

 

Jean-Michel Basquiat
Author and Illustrator Javaka Steptoe