Drawing on Walls: A Story of Keith Haring by Matthew Burgess

Drawing on Walls: A Story of Keith Haring by Matthew Burgess

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Reading level age : 6 - 14 years
9 x 0.5 x 12 inches
Hardcover, 64 pages
Published by Enchanted Lion Books 


Drawing on Walls: A Story of Keith Haring by Matthew Burgess, illustrated by Josh Cochran.

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

Truly devoted to the idea of public art, Haring created murals wherever he went. 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. Written by Matthew Burgess, the much-acclaimed author of Enormous Smallness, and illustrated in paint by Josh Cochran, this celebratory book honors Haring’s life and art, along with his very special connection with kids.

This book includes a free signed bookplate when purchased from November 14 to December 31, 2020.

Download a free coloring page by clicking here. 

Matthew Burgess is a poet, professor, and children’s book author who lives in Brooklyn and Berlin. He is the author of four books for kids: Enormous Smallness: A Story of E. E. Cummings, The Unbudgeable Curmudgeon, Drawing on Walls: A Story of Keith Haring, and most recently, The Bear and the Moon. Matthew is an Assistant Professor of literature and creative writing at Brooklyn College, and he has been teaching poetry in New York City public elementary schools for almost twenty years.

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