A yellow cover with a black spine. A drawing of a young Jean-Michel Basquiat from the waist up is in the centre. He holds spray paint cans and has some paint splatters on his suit. His name is written above in hand written black letters.

Jean-Michel Basquiat

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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.

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Author: Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara

Illustrator: Luciano Lozano

Format: Hardback

Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Books

ISBN: 9780711245792