Christopher Myers

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Christopher Dean "Chris" Myers is an American writer and illustrator of children's books. In 1998, Myers won a Caldecott Honor for his illustrations in Harlem.[1] The following year, he wrote and illustrated Black Cat, a book that received a Coretta Scott King Award (2000).[2] In addition to writing and illustrating his own stories, Myers often illustrates books written by his father Walter Dean Myers. Some of Christopher's books feature lies and tall tales.

Biography[edit]

Myers was born in Queens, New York City.[3] He was raised by his father Walter Dean Myers, writer of the books Harlem and Monster.

He graduated from Brown University. He designs clothing and lives in Brooklyn.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Caldecott Medal & Honor Books, 1938–Present". American Library Association. Retrieved 24 February 2010. 
  2. ^ "Coretta Scott King Author Awards: 2000". The African American Literature Book Club. Retrieved 24 February 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "Christopher Myers" (biography among other pages). Scholastic Teachers (scholastic.com/teachers). Retrieved 2014-08-19.

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