The Maplewood—South Orange Book Festival is delighted to announce that Javaka Steptoe, the 2017 winner of the Caldecott Medal, will be delivering the closing keynote address. Javaka Steptoe is an award winning, nationally renowned artist, designer, illustrator, and author. He’s received numerous awards for his work as an illustrator and as an author, including the Caldecott Medal for his most recent work, Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat
Today’s featured author is a local hero, who will be honored in a few weeks with the Maplewood Literary Award. We are thrilled she will be joining us as part of the book festival.