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Myers, Walter Dean 1937-2014

Overview
Works: 337 works in 1,496 publications in 10 languages and 149,446 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Young adult works  Biography  Poetry  History  War stories  Diary fiction  Paranormal fiction  Graphic novels 
Roles: Author, Editor, Signer, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PZ7.M992, FIC
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Walter Dean Myers
Publications by Walter Dean Myers
Publications by Walter Dean Myers, published posthumously.
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Monster by Walter Dean Myers( Book )
54 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 4,614 libraries worldwide
While on trial as an accomplice to a murder, sixteen-year-old Steve Harmon records his experiences in prison and in the courtroom in the form of a film script as he tries to come to terms with the course his life has taken
Fallen angels by Walter Dean Myers( Book )
21 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in English and held by 4,055 libraries worldwide
Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers is a young adult novel about seventeen-year-old Richie Perry, a Harlem teenager who volunteers for the Army when unable to afford college and is sent to fight in the Vietnam War. Perry and his platoon--Peewee, Lobel, Johnson, and Brunner--come face-to-face with the Vietcong, the harsh realities of war, and some dark truths about themselves. A thoughtful young man with a gift for writing and love of basketball, Perry learns to navigate among fellow soldiers under tremendous stress and struggles with his own fear as he sees things he'll never forget: the filling of body bags, the deaths of civilians and soldier friends, the effects of claymore mines, the fires of Napalm, and jungle diseases like Nam Rot. Available as an e-book for the first time on the 25th anniversary of its publication, Fallen Angels has been called one of the best Vietnam War books ever and one of the great coming-of-age Vietnam War stories. Filled with unforgettable characters, not least Peewee Gates of Chicago who copes with war by relying on wisecracks and dark humor, Fallen Angels "reaches deep into the minds of soldiers" and makes "readers feel they are there, deep in the heart of war." Fallen Angels has won numerous awards and honors, including the Coretta Scott King Award, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, a Booklist Editors Choice, and a School Library Journal Best Book. Fallen Angels was #16 on the American Library Association's list of the most frequently challenged books of 1990-2000 for its realistic depiction of war and those who fight in wars
Scorpions by Walter Dean Myers( Book )
48 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 4,002 libraries worldwide
After reluctantly taking on the leadership of the Harlem gang, the Scorpions, Jamal finds that his enemies treat him with respect when he acquires a gun--until a tragedy occurs
Sunrise over Fallujah by Walter Dean Myers( Book )
21 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 3,896 libraries worldwide
Robin Perry, from Harlem, is sent to Iraq in 2003 as a member of the Civilian Affairs Battalion, and his time there profoundly changes him
Game by Walter Dean Myers( Book )
9 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 3,383 libraries worldwide
If Harlem high school senior Drew Lawson is going to realize his dream of playing college, then professional, basketball, he will have to improve at being coached and being a team player, especially after a new--white--student threatens to take the scouts' attention away from him
Somewhere in the darkness by Walter Dean Myers( Book )
32 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 3,365 libraries worldwide
A teenage boy accompanies his father, who has recently escaped from prison, on a trip that turns out to be an often painful time of discovery for them both
Slam! by Walter Dean Myers( Book )
14 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 3,040 libraries worldwide
Sixteen-year-old "Slam" Harris is counting on his noteworthy basketball talents to get him out of the inner city and give him a chance to succeed in life, but his coach sees things differently
Harlem : a poem by Walter Dean Myers( Book )
4 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,707 libraries worldwide
A poem celebrating the people, sights, and sounds of Harlem
Shooter by Walter Dean Myers( Book )
15 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 2,536 libraries worldwide
Written in the form of interviews, reports, and journal entries, the story of three troubled teenagers ends in a tragic school shooting
The journal of Scott Pendleton Collins : a World War II soldier by Walter Dean Myers( Book )
11 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 2,487 libraries worldwide
A seventeen-year-old soldier from central Virginia records his experiences in a journal as his regiment takes part in the D-Day invasion of Normandy and subsequent battles to liberate France
Malcolm X : by any means necessary : a biography by Walter Dean Myers( Book )
11 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in English and held by 2,439 libraries worldwide
Few men in American history are as controversial as Malcolm X. In this provocative biography, Myers, winner of a Newbery Honor and four-time Coretta Scott King Award winner, presents a forthright portrait of a complex man whose life reflected the major events of our times
Now is your time! : the African-American struggle for freedom by Walter Dean Myers( Book )
17 editions published between 1900 and 2009 in English and held by 2,437 libraries worldwide
A history of the African-American struggle for freedom and equality, beginning with the capture of Africans in 1619, continuing through the American Revolution, the Civil War, and into contemporary times
Hoops by Walter Dean Myers( Book )
26 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in English and Danish and held by 2,403 libraries worldwide
A teenage basketball player from Harlem is befriended by a former professional player who, after being forced to quit because of a point shaving scandal, hopes to prevent other young athletes from repeating his mistake. Lonnie plays basketball in spite of his coach, a has-been named Cal. Followed by The Outside Shot (1987). All eyes are on seventeen-year-old Lonnie Jackson while he practices with his team for a city-wide basketball Tournament of Champions. His coach, Cal, knows Lonnie has what it takes to be a pro-basketball player, but warns him about giving in to the pressure. Cal knows because he, too, once had the chance--but sold out. As the Tournament nears, Lonnie learns that some heavy bettors want Cal to keep him on the bench so that the team will lose the championship. As the last seconds of the game tick away Lonnie and Cal must make a decision. Are they eilling to blow the chance of a lifetime?
What they found : love on 145th street by Walter Dean Myers( Book )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 2,295 libraries worldwide
Fifteen interrelated stories explore different aspects of love, such as a dying father's determination to help start a family business--a beauty salon--and the relationship of two teens who plan to remain celibate until they marry
Dope sick by Walter Dean Myers( Book )
11 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 2,149 libraries worldwide
Seeing no way out of his difficult life in Harlem, seventeen-year-old Jeremy "Lil J" Dance flees into a house after a drug deal goes awry and meets a weird man who shows different turning points in Lil J's life when he could have made better choices
The journal of Joshua Loper : a Black cowboy by Walter Dean Myers( Book )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 2,147 libraries worldwide
In 1871 Joshua Loper, a sixteen-year-old Black cowboy, records in his journal his experiences while making his first cattle drive under an unsympathetic trail boss
Jazz by Walter Dean Myers( Book )
11 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 2,076 libraries worldwide
Illustrations and rhyming text celebrate the roots of jazz music
The greatest : Muhammad Ali by Walter Dean Myers( Book )
9 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and French and held by 2,047 libraries worldwide
The story of Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay) and his rise to the top in boxing to become The Greatest
Lockdown by Walter Dean Myers( Book )
9 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,040 libraries worldwide
"Teenage Reese, serving time at a juvenile detention facility, gets a lesson in making it through hard times from an unlikely friend with a harrowing past."--Title page verso
At her majesty's request : an African princess in Victorian England by Walter Dean Myers( Book )
7 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 2,034 libraries worldwide
Biography of the African princess saved from execution and taken to England where Queen Victoria oversaw her upbringing and where she lived for a time before marrying an African missionary
 
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Alternative Names
Dean Myers, Walter 1937-2014
Myers, Walter D. 1937-2014
Myers, Walter M.
Myers, Walter M. 1937-2014
Myers, Walter M. (Walter Milton), 1937-2014
Myers, Walter Milton 1937-2014
Walter Dean Myers Amerikaans schrijver (1937-2014)
والتر دين مايرز، 1937-
والتر دین مایرز نویسنده آمریکایی
마이어스, 월터 딘 1937-
ウォルター・ディーン・マイヤーズ
マイヤーズ, ウォルター・ディーン
Languages
English (355)
German (17)
Spanish (7)
Chinese (6)
Danish (3)
French (2)
Persian (2)
Finnish (2)
Turkish (2)
Italian (1)
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