Library of Congress

National Book Festival

Christopher Myers won a prestigious Caldecott Honor in 1998 for his illustrations in “Harlem,” a poem written by his father, Walter Dean Myers, who is the current National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. In 2000 Christopher Myers won a Coretta Scott King Award for “Black Cat,” a book he wrote as well as illustrated. The precocious Myers started reading by the time he was 4. By the time he was 9, he had become a voracious drawer of pictures. Myers has just published “H.O.R.S.E.: A Game of Basketball and Imagination” (Egmont USA).

Previous National Book Festival Appearances

Christopher Myers