Walter Dean Myers was an American writer of children's books best known for
young adult ... He did not exactly understand what that meant but years later,
while working on a construction job in ...
Walter Dean Myers Talks to Scholastic News Online. By Donna .... Q: How old
were you when you wrote your first book? ... Q: What was your first job as a kid?
Walter Dean Myers won the Council on Interracial Books for Children contest in
1969, which resulted in the publication of his first book, Where Does the Day Go ...
Walter Dean Myers, noted author of books for young adults, was born in
Martinsburg, ... of New York City, where both parents found blue-collar jobs to
support their children. ... His first book, Where Does the Day Go?, was published
Walter Dean Myers is a pioneer of young adult fiction. ... and spent the first few
years of his life in a hardscrabble West Virginia town called Martinsburg. ... as a
janitor and also in factories, often holding down two jobs to make ends meet.
Category: Writer Author Walter Dean Myers Biography; Title: Walter Dean Myers.
... His first job after coming out the army was being a mail clerk at the post office ...
Cover to Bad Boy, by Walter Dean Myers His first years at school were difficult.
Walter loved to read at home to his foster mother, who also read to him, but in the
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Jul 2, 2014 ... Walter Dean Myers, beloved and deeply respected children's book author, died ...
He was the winner of the first-ever Michael L. Printz Award, the first ... home and
while working a construction job, Walter would remember this ...
Walter Dean Myers 1937– Young adult writer At a Glance… ... June 19, 1973;
children: (first marriage) Karen, Michael Dean; (second marriage) Christopher.
..... When not writing or working odd jobs, Myers hung out in the streets: "I was ...
Abstract: Born in 1937, Walter Dean Myers was widely recognized as one of the
... In fourth grade, Myers published his first poem in the school yearbook, igniting
a ... After military service, Myers worked a string of jobs while attending the City ...