Drawing on Walls: A Story of Keith Haring

drawing on walls

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. I have done many projects with children of all ages. ―Keith Haring

From Matthew Burgess, the much-acclaimed author of Enormous Smallness, comes Drawing on Walls: A Story of Keith Haring. Often seen drawing in white chalk on the matte black paper of unused advertising space in the subway, Haring’s iconic pop art and graffiti-like style transformed the New York City underground in the 1980s. A member of the LGBTQ community, Haring died tragically at the age of thirty-one from AIDS-related complications. Illustrated in paint by Josh Cochran, himself a specialist in bright, dense, conceptual drawings, this honest, celebratory book honors Haring’s life and art, along with his very special connection with kids.---from the publisher

64 pages                                  978-1592702671                             Ages 6-14

Keywords:  artist, diversity, diverse books, LGBTQ, biography, New York, subway, 6 year old, 7 year old, 8 year old, 9 year old, 10 year old, 11 year old, 12 year old, 13 year old, narrative nonfiction

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