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Overview

Walter Dean Myers by Amy Sickels

Walter Dean Myers published his first book in 1969, a picture book called Where Does the Day Go? Since then, he has published more than 80 books, including novels, biographies, poetry, fables, and adventure stories. One of today's most renowned young-adult authors, Myers has won many awards for his work. This insightful new full-color biography shows how Myers draws on his own experiences to write realistic young-adult novels about African-American teenagers living in urban environments, such as Monster, Scorpions, and Autobiography of My Dead Brother.

About the Author:
Amy Sickels lives in New York City. She received her M.F.A. from Pennsylvania State University and has published stories and essays in literary journals such as The Greensboro Review and The Madison Review

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780791095249
Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date: 03/28/2008
Series: Who Wrote That? Series
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 11 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Foreword   Kyle Zimmer     6
Filling the Void     11
Trouble with Words     19
Dropping Out     35
A Children's Story     47
Full-Time Writer     57
Endless Ideas     65
Teens in Harlem     75
Critical Acclaim     85
Discipline, Dedication, and Fun     93
Chronology     103
Notes     105
Works   Walter Dean Myers     108
Popular Books     110
Popular Characters     113
Major Awards     116
Bibliography     119
Further Reading     121
Index     123

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