"Slam!" is the story of Greg "Slam" Harris, a young basketball player of 17 who not only runs the point but also dunks at will, hence his nickname. The author, Walter Dean Myers, a...
Walter Dean Myers (born Walter Milton Myers; August 12, 1937 – July 1, 2014)
was an American writer of children's books best known for young adult literature.
Walter Dean Myers, New York City, Constance Myers ... that was personal and
had value was white,” Walter Dean Myers later wrote in his memoir “Bad Boy.
By Elizabeth Kennedy , About.com GuideJune 5, 2012
Walter Dean Myers
, the award-winning author and 2012-2013 National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, discussed the challenges of raising readers and poised some thoughtful questions in his keynote speech for th... More »
My name at birth was Walter Milton Myers. I was about two years old when my
mother died and then I was inexplicably given to Florence and Herbert Dean.
Walter Dean Myers is the beloved author of such children's and young adult
books as Fallen Angels, Somewhere in the Darkness, Slam!, and Harlem, among
Walter Dean Myers is a writer of children's and young adult literature. Walter
Dean Myers was born in West Virginia in 1937 but spent most of his childhood
Walter Dean Myers discovered at an early age that books could take him to
places beyond his neighborhood. In this exclusive video interview with Reading ...
Walter Dean Myers is a pioneer of young adult fiction. His novels about urban
teens and the challenges they face have won him both a devoted readership and