Walter Dean Myers

Walter Dean Myers, the author of more than 100 young adult and children books, died yesterday. He was 76 years old. “Walter’s many award-winning books do not shy away from the sometimes gritty truth of growing up,” said Susan Katz, President and Publisher of HarperCollins Children’s Books. “He wrote books for the reader he once […]

Author Walter Dean Myers (pictured) often writes from the perspective of troubled teens with uncanny flair and ease, perhaps due to his own tough upbringing in Harlem in the 1940s. SEE ALSO: Why Mitt’s Not The Man His Father Was Unbeknownst to his fellow street urchins at the time, Myers harbored a love for books […]