I’ve just about given up on the world. A friend of mine, a book-wise, hanger-thin Jamaican, whose spider fingers dance across endless stories, whose easy smile softens the formality of his dress, sent me an essay he wrote, about how much safer he felt as a child in the gangster-riddled streets of 1980s Kingston than […]
About Christopher Myers
Christopher Myers is the author and illustrator of H.O.R.S.E, A Game of Basketball and Imagination, and a number of award winning picture books, including Wings, Lies and Other Tall Tales with Zora Neale Hurston, Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll, and several collaborations with his father, Walter Dean Myers. He is currently working on a novel about Joan of Arc, and a picture book about the power of the pen. He lives in Brooklyn.
I had wanted to write something funny. I thought I had something to add to recent discussions about the diversity and lack thereof in children’s literature — a unique perspective, perhaps. I was raised in the midst of these conversations about cultural diversity in children’s media. My father, Walter Dean Myers, has been on the […]