Walter Dean Myers was a voice for the unspoken majority of teenagers and children, earning their attention and respect through the pages of his books. An article in today's New York Times reports on his many contributions to the writing world.
A onetime troublemaker who dropped out of high school, Mr. Myers spent much of his adult life writing realistic and accessible stories about crime, war and life in the streets. He wrote more than 100 books, including “Monster” and “Lockdown,” and was the rare author to have a wide following among middle-school boys.Myers wrote on a wide variety of topics and events, reaching audiences worldwide. He will be missed.
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