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Walter Dean Myers  

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Author's Biography

Walter Dean Myers was born in West Virginia and moved to Harlem with foster parents after his mother died when he was 2 years old.

Mr. Myers has published over 100 children and young adult books and has won many awards.


He often collaborates with his son, Christopher Myers, a respected illustrator.

Author's Book Awards


     2 Newbery Book Awards


      5 Coretta Scott King Awards

      4 Coretta Scott King Honor Books



  3 National Book Awards




    1 Michael L. Printz Award



    Walter Dean Myers

    Walter Dean Myers


      A Quote from the Author

       “I began writing at night and eventually began writing about the most difficult period of my own life, the teen years.”

      “That's what I do.”


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