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Walter Dean Myers

Author: Myrna Dee Marler
Publisher: Westport, CT : Greenwood Press, 2008.
Series: Teen reads.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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[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  Read more...
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Marler, Myrna Dee.
Walter Dean Myers.
Westport, CT : Greenwood Press, 2008
(DLC) 2008010070
(OCoLC)212909060
Named Person: Walter Dean Myers; Walter Dean Myers
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Myrna Dee Marler
ISBN: 0313055726 9780313055720 1281776823 9781281776822
OCLC Number: 231400340
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 198 pages).
Contents: Cover --
Contents --
Series Foreword --
Preface --
Acknowledgments --
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-Attracting Readers with Humor, Suspense, Adventure, and Friendship --
Chapter four Basketball and the Game of Life --
Chapter five African Americans in American History --
Chapter six The Living Room War --
Chapter seven ''It's a Jungle Out There'' --
Chapter eight Do You Know Who You Are? --
Bibliography --
Index --
About the Author.
Series Title: Teen reads.
Responsibility: Myrna Dee Marler.

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"Marler offers personal stories from Myers's life that served as inspiration for his books and may also serve to inspire his young readers. She describes his life growing up with the Harlem family Read more...

 
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