black cat, black cat, cousin to the concrete creeping down our city streets
where do you live, where will we meet?
Christopher Myers' read-aloud hip-hop poem and arresting collage artwork invite readers on an eye-opening journey from a stray cat's perspective as it searches for a home.
Through pulsating city streets, "black cat" dances to the banging beats of passing jeeps, tiptoes across bodega lights, edges over rooftops to sun-soaked tar beaches, and ultimately shows readers what it means to find a place of their own.
A book layered with meaning about identity, place, and the inherent beauty of all cities, Black Cat leaps over book-making boundaries and proves once again that offering up new ways of seeing the world is what makes this hot young artist most at home.
- 8, 7, 9
- Interest Level
- Grades PreK - 3
- Grade Level Equivalent
- Guided Reading
- Number of Pages