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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
 
Series
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18 Pine St
   Sort of Sisters (1992)
   The Party (1992)
   The Prince (1992)
   The Test (1992)
   Sky Man (1993)
   Fashion By Tasha (1993)
   Intensive Care (1993)
   Dangerous Games (1993)
   Cindy's Baby (1993)
   Kwame's Girl (1994)
   Diary (1994)
   Taking Sides (1994)
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Cruisers
   1. The Cruisers (2010)
   2. Checkmate (2011)
   3. A Star Is Born (2012)
   4. Oh, Snap! (2013)
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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)
   The Legend of Tarik (1981)
   Hoops (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)
   The Gifts We Bring #1 (2001)
   Three Swords for Granada (2002)
   Handbook for Boys (2002)
   The Gifts We Bring #2 (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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Collections
   Brown Angels (poems) (1993)
   Glorious Angels (poems) (1995)
   Smiffy Blue Ace Crime Detective (1996)
   Harlem : A Poem (poems) (1997)
   145th Street (2000)
   One Hundred Forty-Fifth Street Stories (2001)
   A Time to Love (2003)
   Here in Harlem (poems) (2004)
   What They Found (2007)
   New York Draft Riot Poetry (poems) (2009)
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Novellas and Short Stories
   Pirate (2011)
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Series contributed to
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Lubbock Book Festival
   All That Glitters (2023) (with others)
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Plays show
 
Picture Books show
 
Graphic Novels show
 
Non fiction show
 
Walter Dean Myers recommends
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The Total Eclipse of Nestor Lopez (2020)
Adrianna Cuevas
"A marvelous, magical mystery that deftly blends family, friends and folklore."

Books containing stories by Walter Dean Myers
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Fresh Ink (2018)
edited by
Lamar Giles
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Flying Lessons (2017)
edited by
Ellen Oh
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Taking Aim (2015)
Power and Pain, Teens and Guns
edited by
Michael Cart

More books 


Awards
2000 Michael L. Printz Award : Monster

Award nominations
2000 Edgar Award for Best Young Adult Novel (nominee) : Monster
1993 Newbery Medal (nominee) : Somewhere in the Darkness


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