The Life Of Jean Michel Basquiat: La Vida de Jean-Michel Basquiat (Lil' Libros Bilingual English/Spanish)

by Patty Rodriguez (Author) Citlali Reyes (Illustrator)

The Life Of Jean Michel Basquiat: La Vida de Jean-Michel Basquiat (Lil' Libros Bilingual English/Spanish)
Reading Level: K − 1st Grade
Series: Lil' Libros

Introduce your little ones to the famous graffiti artist, Jean-Michel Basquiat, in both English and Spanish.Known for his contributions to graffiti and neo-expressionism, Jean-Michel Basquiat became one of the youngest household names in the world of art. The Haitian-Puerto Rican prodigy used his obsessive scribbling and skull designs to paint his legacy through New York--and worldwide.

Parents will discover this biography book on Basquiat to be an encouraging story to their little ones hoping to express themselves through creativity, imagination, and, most importantly, perseverance.

Presente a sus pequeños al famoso grafitero Jean-Michel Basquiat, tanto en inglés como en español. Conocido por sus contribuciones al grafiti y al neoexpresionismo, Jean-Michel Basquiat se convirtió en uno de los nombres familiares más jóvenes en el mundo del arte. El prodigio haitiano-puertorriqueño usó sus obsesivos garabatos y diseños de calaveras para pintar su legado en Nueva York y en todo el mundo.

Los padres descubrirán que este libro biográfico sobre Basquiat es una historia alentadora para sus pequeños con la esperanza de expresarse a través de la creatividad, la imaginación y, lo más importante, la perseverancia.

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Patty Rodriguez

Patty Rodriguez is the co-founder of Lil' Libros, a publisher of bilingual children's books and co-author of more than 15 books celebrating the Latino-American experience in this country. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, Time, and Rolling Stone magazine. You can also listen to Patty every morning in Los Angeles on the On Air with Ryan Seacrest nationally syndicated radio show. She lives in Los Angeles, California.

Ariana Stein is the co-founder of Lil' Libros, a Los Angeles-based publisher that celebrates bilingualism and Latin American culture. Since 2014, she has co-authored a variety of first concept children's books. She has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, Forbes, CNN, KTLA, and more.

Citlali Reyes, born and raised in Mexico, loved to doodle as a child. It was after studying architecture that she was drawn toward the enchanting world of illustration and chose to become an illustrator full-time. Citlali enjoys telling stories through pictures, and her work is strongly influenced by the culture and vibrant colors of her country. She has partnered with Lil' Libros to illustrate more than 15 popular bilingual picture books for children in their board book collection.

Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Lil' Libros
Publication date
August 24, 2021
Lil' Libros
BISAC categories
JNF007050 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | Cultural Heritage
JNF006000 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Art | General
JNF020030 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Foreign Language Study | Spanish
Library of Congress categories
Basquiat, Jean-Michel
Spanish language materials
Board books
African American artists

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