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Black Cat by Christopher Myers

Black Cat

by Christopher Myers

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I liked this book for two reasons. The first reason is because of its awesome pictures. Just like in Looking Like Me, the pictures look real. They look like real photographs that are copied and painted. The photos look like real city streets, real building, and real scenes from a city, but with a black cat drawn in every scene. The cat never looks lonely and looks mysterious to an extent. The pictures make the can look adventurous, sleek, and sneaky. Great way to display a sneaky black cat. Another reason why i liked this book was because of its moral. The last page of the book says, "anywhere I roam" when it asked by the narrator, where's your home?" The moral is that anywhere can be home for anyone. You have to make it home. It may need be a fairy tale home, or an ordinary home, but you can make it a home. If you do not like your home, you can always go find another home. It is what you make of it. You should be happy where you are it, and if you are not, you can change that. ( )
  tcutsa1 | Apr 15, 2016 |
Picture book from real photographs of Harlem and Brooklyn ( )
  systemslibrarian | Mar 9, 2011 |
This book reads like BE-Bop and illustrates many everyday happening in Harlem. ( )
  kristilunde | Apr 17, 2009 |
Age appropriatness: late primary to intermediate.
This book is a good example of poetry because it is a story of black cat roaming harlem set in a rhytmic pattern and repetition.
The media in this book is collage, ink, gouache, and photographs. ( )
  mmandecka | Nov 23, 2008 |
The Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award is presented to titles that "promote understanding and appreciation of the culture of all peoples and their contribution to the realization of the American dream." Christopher Myers's Black Cat was recognized as an honor recipient is visually amazing - a collage of photographs, ink, and paint of different urban settings that are very typical, but also beautiful. The reader can gain appreciation for the inner city cultural setting. The artwork and poetry are to stimulate the reader's thoughts about what is identity, beauty, and home. The story is told in a rhythmic poetry format and addresses the entitled black cat asking "Where do you live?" What follows is a trip through the city: down alleys, above buildings, across playgrounds, and in the subway as the cat appears to be looking for his home. At the end we learn that Black Cat doesn't really have a home, suggesting that his home might be anywhere he makes it.
I think that this book could appeal to older students, even teens because of the colorful artwork and poetry format. ( )
  ajramsden | Nov 14, 2008 |
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A black cat wanders through the streets of a city.

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