Drawing on Walls: A Story of Keith Haring
- 2021 Rainbow Book List selection
- New York Public Library Best Book for Kids of 2020
- Washington Post Best Children's Book of 2020
- Kirkus Best Picture-Book Biography of 2020
- Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Pick of 2020
- 2021 Capitol Choices Noteworthy Book for Children
- 2020 Eureka! Nonfiction Children’s Book Gold Award
- 2022 Texas Topaz Nonfiction Reading List selection
9.5" x 12.5"
Truly devoted to the idea of public art, Haring drew wherever he went: from the Berlin Wall to the unused advertising space in New York’s subway. Haring’s iconic pop art and graffiti-like style transformed the New York City underground art scene in the 1980s. A member of the LGBTQ community, Haring died tragically at the age of thirty-one from AIDS-related complications. This inspiring, celebratory book honors Haring’s life and art, along with his very special connection with kids. “I would love to be a teacher because I love children and I think that not enough people respect children or understand how important they are.” —Keith Haring.
Thoughtfully written by Matthew Burgess, the much-acclaimed author of Enormous Smallness, and marking the debut picture book of illustrator Josh Cochran- himself a specialist in bright, dense, conceptual drawings- this book is truly a joyful veneration of the transformative power of art.
Written by Matthew Burgess
Illustrated by Josh Cochran