Many of us grew up reading stories by respected children's book author Walter Dean Myers. Myers passed away on July 1, 2014 at age 76.
According to the Walter Dean Myers website, he wrote more than 100 books during his 45-year career. Among them are two Newbery Honor Books, three National Book Award Finalists and six Coretta Scott King Award/Honor-winning books.
Myers also received the first-ever Michael L. Printz Award and was the first recipient of the Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement. He was also recognized with the Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement in writing for young adults. You can read more about Myers, who was born in Martinsburg, West Virginia, here.
For a sampling of books by Myers in our collection, visit our Pinterest board.
You can also locate books, eBooks and audiobooks by Myers in our catalog.