Walter Dean Myers (1937-2014)

Walter Dean Myers was a children’s book author. He was best known for young adult literature. He wrote over a hundred books, which includes: picture books, and nonfiction. His 1988 novel Fallen Angels was one of the most challenged in the U.S., because of its realistic depiction of the Vietnam War. He won the Margaret Edwards Award (1994), and the Michael L. Printz Award (2000). He won the Hans Christian Anderson Award (2010) for his lifetime contribution as a children’s writer. In 2012 he was the Library of Congress Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, which was his 2 year position. On July 1, 2014 he died of a brief illness. Cause of death is yet to be determined. He was 76 years old. R.I.P. Walter Dean Myers

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