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Javaka Steptoe

Hidden Chapel Studios

Javaka Steptoe is an eclectic young artist, designer and illustrator, building a national reputation as an outstanding contributor to the genre of children's literature. His debut work, "In Daddy's Arms I Am Tall: African Americans Celebrating Fathers," earned him the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award, a nomination for Outstanding Children's Literature Work at the 1998 NAACP Image Awards, a finalist ranking for the Bluebonnet Award for Excellence in Children's Books and countless other honors. Since that time, Steptoe has illustrated and/or written more than a dozen books for youth readers, collaborating with some of the top names in the business—Walter Dean Myers, Nikki Grimes and Karen English. Javaka Steptoe travels extensively reading and conducting workshops at schools.

His new book is "Radiant Child."

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Radiant Child
Children / Teens
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
October 2016
ISBN 9780316213882
40 pages
$17.99, INSTOCK
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A visually stunning picture book biography about modern art phenomenon Jean-Michel Basquiat, written and illustrated by Coretta Scott King Award winner Javaka Steptoe. More/less

Jimi: Sounds Like a Rainbow
Children / Teens
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
October 2010
ISBN 9780618852796
32 pages
$17.99, INSTOCK
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Before he became one of the greatest guitar players of all time, Jimi Hendrix was a boy who loved to paint and listen to records, and who asked himself an unusual question: could someone paint pictures with sound?

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