Christopher Myers

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Firebird cover (2014)

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 many books,including Harlem and Monster.

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

Works[edit]

The Shadow of the Red Moon, written by Walter Dean Myers, illustrated by Christopher Myers (Scholastic, 1995)

Harlem, written by Walter Dean Myers, illustrated by Christopher Myers (Scholastic, 1997)

Black Cat, written and illustrated by Christopher Myers (Scholastic, 1999)

Wings, written and illustrated by Christopher Myers (Scholastic, 2000)

Fly!, written and illustrated by Christopher Myers (Jump At The Sun, 2001)

A Time to Love: Stories from the Old Testament, written by Walter Dean Myers, illustrated by Christopher Myers (Scholastic, 2003)

Monster, written by Walter Dean Myers, illustrated by Christopher Myers (Harper Collins, 2004)

Love: Selected poems by EE Cummings, written by EE Cummings, illustrated by Christopher Myers (Jump At The Sun, 2005)

Lies and Other Tall Tales, written by Zora Neale Hurston, illustrated by Christopher Myers (HarperCollins, 2005)

Autobiography of My Dead Brother, written by Walter Dean Myers, illustrated by Christopher Myers (Amistad, 2006)

Blues Journey, written by Walter Dean Myers, illustrated by Christopher Myers (Holiday House, 2006)

Jabberwocky, written by Lewis Carroll, illustrated By Christopher Myers (Jump At The Sun, 2007)

Jazz, written by Walter Dean Myers, illustrated by Christopher Myers (Holiday House, 2008)

Looking Like Me, written by Walter Dean Myers, illustrated by Christopher Myers (EgmontUSA, 2009)

H.O.R.S.E a Game of Basketball and Imagination, written and illustrated by Christopher Myers (EgmontUSA, 2012)

Firebird, written by Misty Copeland, illustrated by Christopher Myers (G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers, 2014)

Jake Makes A World, written by Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts, illustrated by Christopher Myers (MoMA, 2015)

We Are America: A Tribute from the Heart, written by Walter Dean Myers, illustrated by Christopher Myers (HarperCollins, 2015)

My Pen, written and illustrated by Christopher Myers (Disney-Hyperion, 2015)

Joan, written and illustrated by Christopher Myers (EgmontUSA, 2016)

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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