Javaka Steptoe reading at Binnacle Books

Sunday, September 17,
10:30 – 12pm FREE!

Binnacle Books
321 Main Street

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. (more info)

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.

On RADIANT CHILD: “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)