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Black Cat

Black Cat

by Christopher Myers Illustrated by Christopher Myers

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.

Ages
8, 7, 9
Interest Level
Grades PreK - 3
Grade Level Equivalent
2.6
DRA
16
Guided Reading
J
Publisher
Scholastic Inc.
Number of Pages
40
Genre
Poetry

About the Author and Illustrator

Christopher Myers Learn about award-winning children's book illustrator Christopher Myers. The first book Meyers illustrated was Shadow of the Red Moon.
Christopher Myers Learn about award-winning children's book illustrator Christopher Myers. The first book Meyers illustrated was Shadow of the Red Moon.

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