He has written over one hundred books including picture books and nonfiction. His novel Fallen Angels is one of the books most frequently challenged in the U.
Born in West Virginia inafter his mother died, when Myers was only two, he was sent to live with foster parents. The Deans were good to Myers, and as an adult he took their last name as his own middle name, to honor them.
Myers spent most of his young adult life in Harlem.
He also suffered with a speech impediment, but cultivated a habit of writing short stories, as well as poetry and acquired an early love of reading.
Walter Dean Myers discovered he loved to write when he was in fifth grade. His teacher required that all her students read in front of the class. Myers froze with fear at the thought, because of his speech impediment which made communicating difficult for him; and the result was that Myers often found himself in fights, defending himself against kids who taunted him.
But when the teacher allowed the students to read something they had written themselves, Myers relaxed. He began writing poems which were made up only of words he could pronounce.
Along with the many things he was discovering about himself, Myers was also learning how to survive. One day he had the courage to break up a fight between three gang members and a kid who had just moved into the neighborhood.
He became a marked man. For example, once, he was sitting in the tree reading when some gang members spotted him and surrounded the tree.Walter Dean Myers (born Walter Milton Myers; August 12, – July 1, ) was an American writer of children's books best known for young adult literature.
He has written over one hundred books including picture books and nonfiction. He has won the Coretta Scott King Award for African-American.
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Born in West Virginia in , after his mother died, Born in West Virginia in , after his mother died. Hoops by Walter Dean Myers is a book about basketball; it is a book about life.
Hoops is about the problematic life of a seventeen-year-old young man named Lonnie Jackson who is contemplating the.
Jul 19, · Hoops by Walter Dean Myers is a book about basketball; it is a book about life. Hoops is about the problematic life of a seventeen-year-old young man named Lonnie Jackson who is contemplating the.