About this Artist
Christopher Myers, the new creative director behind Random House’s Make Me a World imprint, is a widely acclaimed author and illustrator, as well as a versatile artist whose fine art has been exhibited at MoMA PS1 and numerous national and international museums and galleries. In addition to illustrating his own titles, Myers has worked with numerous authors, including E.E. Cummings, Zora Neale Hurston, and his father, Walter Dean Myers; the two worked together on the Caldecott Honor winner Harlem, as well as the Coretta Scott King Honor winners Black Cat and H.O.R.S.E. He collaborated with dancer Misty Copeland on the picture book FIREBIRD. In film, he co-directed the Sundance selection Am I Going Too Fast? with Hank Willis Thomas. Myers has written several notable essays, among them “Young Dreamers,” an eloquent reflection on Trayvon Martin and Ezra Jack Keats’ The Snowy Day, as well as the much-discussed “The Apartheid of Children’s Literature,” published in The New York Times.