Congratulations to the authors and illustrators who were honored at the American Library Association’s Midwinter conference! The Caldecott Medal and Coretta Scott King (Illustrator) Award went to Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, written and illustrated by Javaka Steptoe. It’s a heartfelt and vibrant picture book biography about the childhood and life of Puerto Rican-Haitian American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat.
The newest Pura Belpré Awards went to Juana Medina for her book Juana and Lucas and Raúl the Third for his illustrations in Lowriders: to the Center of the Earth.
Click here for an inside look at Juana Medina’s studio.
And click here for more information about Juana, the author-illustrator.
But, wait…there’s more….
Click here for a review of the first Lowriders book.
And click here for a super-cool audio interview of Raúl by author-illustrator Robert Trujillo.