my pen by christopher myers

author-illustrator christopher myers‘s (2015) my pen (disney-hyperion) is a wonderful text.  the simple, short, and inspiring sentences about the power of art and imagination complement perfectly the black-and-white, over-sized illustrations.

myers’s wonderfully composed children’s picture book encourages readers to think about how creativity can make us rich in a time when athletes, musicians, and politicians “own jewels and houses and pieces of the sky.”  though the drawings showcase only one boy, he symbolizes all of us who believe so deeply in the myers’s message.  offering a much-needed social commentary, my pen needs to be shared with our children and students.

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