Although I’ve seen Keith Haring’s art before, I didn’t know anything about him. I’m so glad I read this new nonfiction picture book about him written by his sister. What a creative, inspiring life! I loved that his focus what on creating and making his art accessible to as many people as possible. I definitely want to read more about Keith Haring, especially his altruistic side.
What makes this book even greater is Robert Neubecker’s illustrations and incorporating Keith Haring’s art into it. There’s a gallery of it at the back of the book as well as an Author’s Note and more information about Keith Haring and his foundation.
This is such an outstanding picture book and it’s my first pick to be Caldecott contender! The fact that it’s nonfiction shouldn’t deter readers from picking it up as a read aloud. It follows a father and daughter as they hike through the various eco-systems of the Grand Canyon.
You’ll learn about the living organisms that call it home, even traveling back through time to see how things have changed. The best part of any nonfiction book in my opinion is seeing how much research was done and to present it in a way that makes people wanting more. This book was full of information- with an impressive back matter content to boot!
Readers will want to explore this book over and over again!