Hop@Home: Kids Stories with Chris Myers

Kids' Books with Chris Myers

Stories of Love, Hope and Justice
May 20 - 22, 2020

This event occurred as part of the 19/20 Hop@Home season. This is an archived view.

Award-winning author, illustrator and fine artist Myers shares three of his transformative books for young people.

2020/21 Hop@Home

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We first met Chris Myers through his show Cartography—which tells the stories of young refugees—and fell in love with his children's books. Through finely wrought words and pictures, Myers shines a light toward a more equitable, diverse and inclusive reality. He'll read three of those books in this enticing series for a range of ages and answer questions from the audience.

May 20: In My Pen, Myers uses rich black-and-white illustrations to show the worlds a kid can create with a simple pen. Ages 3-5.
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May 21 at 1 pm ET: Jabberwocky transposes Lewis Carroll's fanciful poem to a basketball court ruled by a fourteen-fingered, slam-dunking beast. Ages 5-9.
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May 22 at 1 pm ETWe Are America, with text by best-selling author Walter Dean Myers (Chris's dad!), is a tapestry of verse, quotes, and illustrations about America's history of revolution, progress and possibility. Ages 7-12.
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Order these books through your local library or bookstore!

Christopher Myers is an award-winning author, illustrator, and fine artist. Myers is the acclaimed illustrator of Love: Selected Poems by E. E. Cummings; Harlem: A Poem, a Caldecott Honor Book; Jazz, a Coretta Scott King Honor Book; and Blues Journey, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book. He is also the author-illustrator of Black Cat and H.O.R.S.E.: A Game of Basketball and Imagination, both Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Books; We Are America: A Tribute from the Heart; A Time to Love: Stories from the Old Testament; Looking Like Me; Wings; and Fly! While he is widely acclaimed for his work with literature for young people, he is also an accomplished fine artist who has lectured and exhibited internationally.

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