Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara - Jean-Michel Basquiat: Little People, Big Dreams
Discover the life of Jean-Michel Basquiat, the graffiti street art movement pioneer.
Jean-Michel was born in Brooklyn, New York, to a Puerto Rican mother and Haitian father. When he was eight, and recovering from an accident in bed, 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.
Written by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara, this moving book features stylish and quirky illustrations by Luciano Lozano, and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the brilliant artist's life.
Little People, Big Dreams is a bestselling series of books and educational games that explore the lives of outstanding people, from designers and artists to scientists and activists. All of them achieved incredible things, yet each began life as a child with a dream. This empowering series offers inspiring messages to children of all ages, in a range of formats. The board books are told in simple sentences, perfect for reading aloud to babies and toddlers. The hardback versions present expanded stories for beginning readers.