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Walter Dean Myers


USA flag (1937 - 2014)

aka Stacie Johnson

Walter Dean Myers was a writer of children's and young adult literature. He was born in West Virginia in 1937, but spent most of his childhood and young adulthood in Harlem. Suffering with a speech impediment, Myers cultivated a love of writing poetry and short stories and he acquired an early love of reading.

Genres: Young Adult Fiction, Children's Fiction
 
Novels
   The Dancers (1972)
   Fly, Jimmy, Fly! (1974)
   Victory for Jamie (1977)
   Brainstorm (1977)
   Mojo and the Russians (1977)
   Fast Sam, Cool Clyde, and Stuff (1978)
   It Ain't All for Nothin' (1978)
   The Black Pearl and the Ghost (1980)
   Hoops (1981)
   The Legend of Tarik (1981)
   Won't Know Till I Get There (1982)
   The Nicholas Factor (1983)
   Tales of a Dead King (1983)
   The Young Landlords (1984)
   The Outside Shot (1984)
   Motown and Didi (1984)
   Sweet Illusions (1986)
   Crystal (1987)
   The Fallen Angels (1988)
   Scorpions (1988)
   Me, Mop & Moondance (1988)
   The Mouse Rap (1990)
   Somewhere in the Darkness (1992)
   Mop, Moondance, and the Nagasaki Knights (1992)
   The Righteous Revenge of Artemis Bonner (1992)
   Darnell Rock Reporting (1994)
   The Glory Field (1994)
   Shadow of the Red Moon (1995)
   Slam! (1996)
   Monster (1999)
   The Journal of Scott Pendleton Collins (1999)
   Journal of Biddy Owens (2001)
   Three Swords for Granada (2002)
   Handbook for Boys (2002)
   Fighter (2003)
   Dream Bearer (2003)
   The Beast (2003)
   Shooter (2004)
   Autobiography of My Dead Brother (2005)
   Street Love (2006)
   Harlem Summer (2007)
   Game (2008)
   Sunrise Over Fallujah (2008)
   Dope Sick (2009)
   Riot (2009)
   Lockdown (2010)
   Kick (2011) (with Ross Workman)
   Carmen (2011)
   All the Right Stuff (2012)
   Darius & Twig (2013)
   Invasion (2013)
   On a Clear Day (2014)
   Juba! (2015)
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Plays
   Tags (2013)
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Picture Books
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Graphic Novels
   Monster: A Graphic Novel (2015) (with Guy A Sims)
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Novellas
   Pirate (2011)
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