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Christopher Myers On Trayvon Martin & His Responsibilities as a Children’s Storyteller

“So here, then, is my responsibility. To make images, to tell stories, to trouble the narratives that pervade so many people’s secret hearts and minds. To make books in which black people are not flat emblems of our divided nation, flag bearers for guilt or fractious history, but instead humans full of laughter and love and care for one another and their diverse communities.”

He frequently collaborates on children’s books projects with his dad, National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Walter Dean Myers. Both father and son have always stressed the importance and the need for diversity in children’s literature.

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