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Enriching the "image libraries"

In his 2013 Horn Book article "Young Dreamers," Christopher Myers wrote:  "Images matter. They linger in our hearts, vast 'image libraries' that color our actions and ideas, even if we don’t recognize them on a conscious level. The plethora of threatening images of young black people has real-life effects. But if...
      

A Note from Me (June 4, 2020)

Dear friends: I know I’ve been sending you some rather lighthearted thoughts in this COVID-era newsletter but I just can’t do it this week. Instead I’ll simply direct you to Kekla Magoon’s contribution to our May/June 2020 Breaking the Rules special issue of the Magazine, “Our Modern Minstrelsy,” in which...
      

Christopher Myers Talks with Roger

Talks with Roger is a sponsored supplement to our free monthly e-newsletter, Notes from the Horn Book. To receive Notes, sign up here. Sponsored by If you did not hear or read Christopher Myers's Legacy Award acceptance speech on behalf of his late father Walter Dean Myers, please do that...
      

2019 Children’s Literature Legacy Award Acceptance by Christopher Myers on behalf of Walter Dean Myers

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Hey Pop,It’s been a minute since I’ve written you a proper letter, mostly because I don’t know your address or even if they have email wherever you are.When you were around, we’d write each other lots of letters, even if we knew we’d be meeting up for breakfast the next...
      

On Christopher Myers's "Orlando" (from 2016)

Art by Christopher Myers.Just after the Pulse nightclub murders in June 2016, Christopher Myers wrote the Horn Book Magazine article "Orlando":What happens next, in the wake of these sorts of tragedies, I’m sorry to say, has become increasingly familiar. News outlets scramble, desperate to find narratives that they can apply...
      

Orlando

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Art by Christopher MyersWe walk in, by ones or twos, flash IDs and smiles. If you are lucky, the dance floor is already crowded and you can simply slip between the sounds, into the movement. There are colored lights spinning over skin, over carefully chosen outfits, over movements practiced in...
      

My Pen

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There are few things more exciting than a picture-book artist creating in an unexpected style.Christopher Myers, winner of the 2015 Coretta Scott King Book Award for his illustrations for Firebird, written by Misty Copeland, provides a fanciful exploration of creativity with pen and ink drawings in My Pen.The intrigue begins...
      

2015 CSK Illustrator Award Acceptance

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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...
      

Giant (for Christopher Myers)

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You knowI ain’t never met a giantWho can make thingsGiants usually break thingsUnmake thingsBut not youYou make thingsYou build worldsAnd road mapsAnd treasure mapsYou build treasuresAnd hide gold coins in the palmsOf small handsHow you be so swift anyway?How everybody see you comingBut nobody see it coming?You knowI never met...
      

Reviews of the CSK Illustrator Award winners 2015

Illustrator Award Winner: Christopher Myers for FirebirdFirebird: Ballerina Misty Copeland 
Shows a Young Girl How to 
Dance like the Firebirdby Misty Copeland; 
illus. by Christopher MyersPrimary Putnam 40 pp.9/14 978-0-399-16615-0 $17.99 gThink you can simply write off celebrity books? Think again. American Ballet Theatre soloist Copeland is just as graceful...

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