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.
|Series:||Teen Reads: Student Companions to Young Adult Literature Series|
|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
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