Christopher Myers is an American writer and illustrator of children's books. In 1998, Myers won a Caldecott Honor for his illustrations in Harlem. The following year, he wrote and illustrated Black Cat, a book that received a Coretta Scott King Award in 2000. In 2015 he was awarded a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award for his work on Misty Copeland’s book, Firebird. In addition to writing and illustrating his own stories, Myers often illustrates books written by his father Walter Dean Myers.