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Walter Dean Myers

Born: Aug 12, 1937

Death: Jul 1, 2014

Birthplace: Martinsburg

Profession: Writer

Nationality: United States

Walter Dean Myers

Date of Birth : Aug 12, 1937
Date of Death : Jul 1, 2014
Birth Place : Martinsburg

Walter Dean Myers was an American writer of children's books best known for young adult literature. He wrote more than one hundred books including picture books and nonfiction. He won the Coretta Scott King Award for African-American authors five times. His 1988 novel Fallen Angels is one of the books most frequently challenged in the U.S. because of its adult language and its realistic depiction of the Vietnam War. He also sat on the Board of Advisors of the Society of Children's Book Writer's and Illustrators


  • Writer
  • Author
  • Poet

Also known as

  • Walter Milton Myers


  • Christopher Myers

Awards Won

  • John Newbery Medal
  • Michael L. Printz Award
  • Coretta Scott King Award for Authors
  • Newbery Honor
  • Jane Addams Chldren''s Book Awards for Picture Book
  • Anne V. Zarrow Award for Young Readers'' Literature
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