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Walter Dean Myers

A Biography of an Award-Winning Urban Fiction Author

Series: African-American Icons

By Denise M. Jordan

Walter Dean Myers tells it like it is in his award-winning novels about urban teenagers with real problems. With humor and a keen ear for dialogue, Myers creates characters that speak directly to today's teens. As a young reader, Myers could not find books about African-American boys like himself. Drawing upon his own struggles and experiences, he has filled that literary gap with fascinating novels filled with realistic stories that appeal to readers of all backgrounds and cultures.

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". . . a good overview of Myers."

Denver Public Schools, July 30, 2013

". . . this book is sure to be a good choice for students who are writing research papers about authors or are just interested in Walter Dean Myers . . . Highly recommended for consideration for any secondary school or public library collection."

TriState Young Adult Book Review Committee, March 2013

"Students can use these books to support research into both the lives of prominent individuals, as well as historical context. All of the books are highly readable though some deal with difficult subject matter such as abuse and racism."

Library Media Connection, October 2013

"His inspiring life story and the inspiration his numerous works have on his readers is simply told in this welcoming and approachable book . . . Reluctant readers enjoy reading the works of Mr. Myers and they will embrace this biography about him."

Arlington Independent School District, March 18, 2013

"This biography of this well-known writer is excellent in that it is direct and factual."

South Sound Book Review Council, May 2, 2013

". . . packed with information for the casual fan as well as the student researcher."

Association of Region XI School Libraries

"Presented in an easy-to-read format, these books will appeal to reluctant readers or teens . . ."

School Library Journal, April 2013

"The series will make a great addition to a public or school library. It is resourceful and informative."

VOYA, April 2013

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