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Steptoe, Javaka 1971-

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Works: 24 works in 79 publications in 1 language and 14,077 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Picture books  Fiction  Poetry  Pictorial works  Biographies  Illustrated works  Biography‡vPictorial works  Biography  Young adult works 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Narrator, Artist
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Publications about Javaka Steptoe
Publications by Javaka Steptoe
Most widely held works about Javaka Steptoe
 
Most widely held works by Javaka Steptoe
Radiant child : the story of young artist Jean-Michel Basquiat by Javaka Steptoe( Book )
8 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 2,242 libraries worldwide
Jean-Michel Basquiat and his unique, collage-style paintings rocked to fame in the 1980s as a cultural phenomenon unlike anything the art work had ever seen. But before that, he was a little boy who saw art everywhere: in poetry books and museums, in games and in the words that we speak, and in the pulsing energy of New York City. Now, award-winning illustrator Javaka Steptoe's vivid text and bold artwork echoing Basquiat's own introduce young readers to the powerful message and art doesn't always have to be neat or clean--and definitely not inside the lines--to be beautiful
In daddy's arms I am tall : African Americans celebrating fathers by Javaka Steptoe( Book )
11 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in English and held by 2,233 libraries worldwide
A collection of poems celebrating African-American fathers
Jimi : sounds like a rainbow : a story of the young Jimi Hendrix by Gary Golio( Book )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,484 libraries worldwide
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?
All of the above : a novel by Shelley Pearsall( Book )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,160 libraries worldwide
Five urban middle school students, their teacher, and other community members relate how a school project to build the world's largest tetrahedron affects the lives of everyone involved
Hot day on Abbott Avenue by Karen English( Book )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,142 libraries worldwide
After having a fight, two friends spend the day ignoring each other, until the lure of a game of jump rope helps them to forget about being mad
One last word : wisdom from the Harlem Renaissance by Nikki Grimes( Book )
1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 961 libraries worldwide
"In this collection of poetry, Nikki Grimes looks afresh at the poets of the Harlem Renaissance -- including voices like Langston Hughes, Georgia Douglas Johnson, and many more writers of importance and resonance from this era -- by combining their work with her own original poetry. Using "The Golden Shovel" poetic method, Grimes has written a collection of poetry that is as gorgeous as it is thought-provoking. This special book also includes original artwork in full-color from some of today's most exciting African American illustrators, who have created pieces of art based on Nikki's original poems. Featuring art by: Cozbi Cabrera, R. Gregory Christie, Pat Cummings, Jan Spivey Gilchrist, Nikki Grimes, E.B. Lewis, Frank Morrison, Brian Pinkney, Sean Qualls, James Ransome, Javaka Steptoe, Shadra Strickland, and Elizabeth Zunon. A foreword, an introduction to the history of the Harlem Renaissance, author's note, poet biographies, and index makes this not only a book to cherish, but a wonderful resource and reference as well"--
Do you know what I'll do? by Charlotte Zolotow( Book )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 913 libraries worldwide
A little girl makes promises to share her experiences with her baby brother
A pocketful of poems by Nikki Grimes( Book )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 909 libraries worldwide
Poems and haiku verses provides glimpses of life in the city
What's special about me, Mama? by Kristina Evans( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 635 libraries worldwide
In a rhythmically-written conversation between parent and child, Mama lists her son's many good traits--from physical attributes to behavior--and though he dismisses each quality as just a little thing, Mama explains that there is nothing little about love
Amiri and Odette : a dance for two by Walter Dean Myers( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 608 libraries worldwide
Presents a modern, urban retelling in verse of the ballet in which brave Amiri falls in love with beautiful Odette and fights evil Big Red for her on the streets of the Swan Lake Projects
Rain play by Cynthia Cotten( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 542 libraries worldwide
Most people leave the park when rain begins to fall, while others enjoy the sights, sounds, and feel of the cool water--until thunder and lightning come near
The Jones family express by Javaka Steptoe( Book )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 432 libraries worldwide
Steven tries to find just the right present for Aunt Carolyn in time for the annual block party
In Daddy's arms I am tall : [African Americans celebrating fathers] by Javaka Steptoe( Sound Recording )
11 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 265 libraries worldwide
A collection of poems celebrating African-American fathers by Angela Johnson, E. Ethelbert Miller, Carole Boston Weatherford, and others
Amiri & Odette : a love story by Walter Dean Myers( Book )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 96 libraries worldwide
Presents a modern, urban retelling in verse of the Swan Lake ballet by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky in which brave Amiri falls in love with beautiful Odette and fights evil Big Red for her on the streets of the Swan Lake Projects
In Daddy's arms I am tall by Javaka Steptoe( Book )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 75 libraries worldwide
A collections of poems celebrating African-American fathers
Sweet, sweet baby! ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 19 libraries worldwide
Soft cloth round book with mirror and tabs that make sounds
Black father man ( Book )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
A collection of poems celebrating African-American fathers by Angela Johnson, E. Ethelbert Miller, Carole Boston Weatherford, and others
In my daddy's arms I am tall: African Americans celebrating fathers ( Book )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
In Daddy's Arms I Am Tall (1 HC/: 1 CD SET) by Javaka Steptoe( Book )
in Undetermined and held by 1 library worldwide
Twelve black writers, ranging from young to middle age, bear witness to the powerful bond between African-American fathers and their children and grandchildren, in a collection of poetry illustrated with a broad range of colorful materials. Coretta Scott King Award winner
 
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