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Walter Dean Myers

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Walter Dean Myers

Born in Marinsburg, West Virginia in 1937, Walter Dean Myers is one of the premier authors of books for children. His mother died very early in his life–an event that propelled him into experiences that later influenced him to write. It was difficult for Myers' father to raise eight children alone, and eventually, a nearby couple, Herbert and Florence Dean, took in three-year old Walter and moved to Harlem, New York. "Harlem became my home and the place where my first impressions of the world were set," says Myers.
 
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Bookshelf
145th Street: Short Stories
Written by Walter Dean Myers

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145th Street: Short Stories
Written by Walter Dean Myers

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Darnell Rock Reporting
Written by Walter Dean Myers

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Darnell Rock Reporting
Written by Walter Dean Myers

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Hoops
Written by Walter Dean Myers, Concept by John Ballard

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Hoops
Written by Walter Dean Myers, Concept by John Ballard

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Me, Mop, and the Moondance Kid
Written by Walter Dean Myers

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Me, Mop, and the Moondance Kid
Written by Walter Dean Myers

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On a Clear Day
Written by Walter Dean Myers

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On a Clear Day
Written by Walter Dean Myers

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The Outside Shot
Written by Walter Dean Myers

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The Outside Shot
Written by Walter Dean Myers

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What They Found
Written by Walter Dean Myers

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What They Found
Written by Walter Dean Myers

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