Walter Dean Myers

Walter Dean Myers

by Myrna Dee Marler
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Walter Dean Myers by Myrna Dee Marler

Walter Dean Myers, acclaimed author of African American books for children and young adults, published his first book, Where Does the Day Go? in 1969. He is most widely known for his coming-of-age novels including the Newbery Honor books Scorpions (1989) and Somewhere in the Darkness (1993). A prolific author of both fiction and nonfiction, novels and historical works examined here include Fallen Angels, The Glory Field, Monster and Shooters.

Myers has written over 70 books, the most recent also illustrated by his son Christopher. He volunteers at local schools to encourage students in their reading and writing.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780313336287
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 07/01/2008
Series: Teen Reads: Student Companions to Young Adult Literature Series
Edition description: Student
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.56(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Myrna Dee Marler is an associate professor of English at Brigham Young University, Hawaii campus.

Table of Contents

PREFACE

CHAPTER ONE HIS LIFE SO FAR: HARLEM, FAMILY, ENGLISH TEACHERS, AND BASKETBALL

CHAPTER TWO THE GIVER THAT KEEPS ON GIVING

CHAPTER THREE A HAPPY ACCIDENT: WRITING FOR YOUNG ADULTS

CHAPTER FOUR BASKETBALL AND THE GAME OF LIFE

CHAPTER FIVE AFRICAN-AMERICANS IN AMERICAN HISTORY

CHAPTER SIX THE LIVING ROOM WAR FALLEN ANGELS (1988)

CHAPTER SEVEN ITS A JUNGLE OUT THERE Monster (1999)

CHAPTER EIGHT DO YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE? SHOOTER (2004)

WALTER DEAN MYERS: AWARDS

WALTER DEAN MYERS: BIBLIOGRAPHY

WORKS CITED

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