The 2015 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award winner is Christopher Myers, illustrator of "Firebird: Ballerina Misty Copeland Shows a Young Girl How to Dance Like the Firebird," written by Misty Copeland.
Beautiful lines Misty Copeland made history in 2007 by becoming the third African American female soloist and the first in two decades at the American Ballet Theatre (ABT), one of the three leading classical ballet companies in the United States.
Exclusive Look At The Cover Of Misty Copeland's Memoir
Firebird by Misty Copeland, Illustrations by Christopher Myers. In her new children's book, Firebird, Copeland seeks to inspire other young African-American dancers. "It's hard to be the one that stands out," she says.