Author

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Walter Dean Myers

American writer

1937   -   2014

country of citizenship: United States of America
language of expression: English
occupation: writer, novelist, children's writer
award received: Margaret Edwards Award, Michael L. Printz Award, National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, Children's Literature Legacy Award
www.walterdeanmyers.net

Walter Dean Myers (born Walter Milton Myers; August 12, 1937 – July 1, 2014) was a writer of children's books best known for young adult literature. He was born in Martinsburg, West Virginia, but was raised in Harlem, New York City. A tough childhood led him to writing and his school teachers would encourage him in this habit as a way to express himself. He wrote more than one hundred books including picture books and nonfiction. He won the Coretta Scott King Award for African-American authors five times. His 1988 novel Fallen Angels is one of the books most frequently challenged in the U.S. because of its adult language and its realistic depiction of the Vietnam War. Myers was the third U.S. National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, serving in 2012 and 2013. He also sat on the Board of Advisors of the Society of Children's Book Writer's and Illustrators (SCBWI).
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works

5

Crystal

novel by Walter Dean Myers

author: Walter Dean Myers

1987

Fallen Angels

novel by Walter Dean Myers

author: Walter Dean Myers

1988

Motown and Didi

novel by Walter Dean Myers

author: Walter Dean Myers

1987

Scorpions

novel by Walter Dean Myers

author: Walter Dean Myers

1988

Somewhere in the Darkness

book by Walter Dean Myers

author: Walter Dean Myers

1992

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