Remembering Walter Dean Myers

Author Walter Dean MyersChildren’s book author Walter Dean Myers died Tuesday, July 1, after a brief illness. Myers authored dozens of young adult novels, short stories, and other works. Myers' novels about adolescents in real-life situations earned a number of awards, including the Coretta Scott King Award for several titles, such as Fallen Angels, and a Newbery Honor Award for Scorpions. His book Monster was the 2000 winner of the Michael L. Printz Award, which honors the year’s best young-adult literature.

Rest in peace, Walter Dean Myers. We will miss you, but we have your books to remind us of your wonderful contribution to young-adult literature.

—Traci Gardner



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