Walter Dean Myers: A Biography of an Award-Winning Urban Fiction Author

Walter Dean Myers: A Biography of an Award-Winning Urban Fiction Author

by Denise M. Jordan

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Walter Dean Myers: A Biography of an Award-Winning Urban Fiction Author by Denise M. Jordan

Drawing upon his own struggles and experiences, Myers has written award-winning novels such as Hoops, Scorpions, and Slam!-realists stories that appeal to readers of all backgrounds and culture. Today, Walter Dean Myers is a New York Times bestselling and critically acclaimed author who was has garnered much respect and admiration for his fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for young people. Winner of the first Michael L. Printz Award, he is considered one of the preeminent writers for children.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780766039902
Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 01/01/2013
Series: African-American Icons Series
Pages: 104
Product dimensions: 6.32(w) x 9.24(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile: 810L (what's this?)
Age Range: 11 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

1 Award-Winning Author 5

2 An Informal Adoption 10

3 Troublemaker 16

4 The Meanest Teacher in the School? 20

5 Shattered Dreams 28

6 The Top of the World 34

7 New Job, Many Changes 42

8 More Books, More Awards 53

9 Writer for the Urban Teen 63

10 Lifetime Achievement 71

11 The Power of Stories 78

Chronology 85

Books by Walter Dean Myers 88

Chapter Notes 91

Further Reading 99

Internet Addresses 100

Index 101

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