A Letter About MAKE ME A WORLD from creative director, CHRISTOPHER MYERS
THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO WOULD SET LIMITS ON OUR CHILDREN’S IMAGINATIONS.
When our kids ask hard questions, which all young folks inevitably do, there are people who would like our children to "sit down" and "shut up." There are people who want our children to be silent, to feel invisible. There are people in the world who are invested in glass ceilings and fences and walls to keep our young people from realizing their potential, from dreaming too audaciously, from knowing each other.
WE ARE NOT THOSE PEOPLE.
MAKE ME A WORLD is an imprint dedicated to exploring the vast possibilities of contemporary childhood. We strive to imagine a universe in which no young person is invisible, in which no kid's story is erased, in which no glass ceiling presses down on the dreams of a child. Then, we publish books for that world, where kids ask hard questions, and we struggle with them together, where dreams stretch from eons ago into the future, and we do our best to provide road maps to where these young folks want to be. We make books where the children of today can see themselves and each other.
When presented with fences, with borders, with limits, with all the kinds of chains that hobble imaginations and hearts, we proudly say—no.
Let us think beyond those limits, instead, MAKE ME A WORLD.
About Christopher Myers
CHRISTOPHER MYERS is an artist and writer who lives in New York. He is widely acclaimed for his work with literature for young people, and he is an accomplished fine artist. Christopher’s work includes collaborations with artisans around the globe and mentorship of a burgeoning new generation of creators.