Jean-Michel Basquiat was born in Brooklyn, New York, to a Puerto Rican mother and Haitian father. When he was eight and recovering from an accident, his mother gave him a copy of Gray's Anatomy, which sparked his interest in the human form.
This biography of the world's most famous street artist features a facts and photos section at the back.
Little People, BIG DREAMS: Discover the lives of outstanding people, from designers and artists to scrientists. All of them achieved incredible things, yet each began life as a child with a dream.
A preview of the book is available to view through Google Books here.