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National Book Award-winning author of young adult novels, he iss best known for Fallen Angels, a book unique among others in its genre for its use of adult language and its realistic portrayal of war.
He was born in West Virginia and was raised in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City. He later settled in New Jersey with his wife and child. His son, Christopher Myers, also became an illustrator and author.
How did Walter Dean Myers die?
|Cause of death||Pneumonia|
|Age of death||76 years|
|Profession||Young Adult Author|
|Birthday||August 12, 1937|
|Death date||July 1, 2014|
|Place of death||Mount Sinai Beth Israel, New York, United States|
|Place of burial||Cedar Hill Cemetery Mill Hall, Clinton County, Pennsylvania, USA|
We all know we should eat right and we should exercise, but reading is treated as if it’s this wonderful adjunct.Walter Dean Myers
Thinking back to boyhood days, I remember the bright sun on Harlem streets, the easy rhythms of black and brown bodies, the sounds of children streaming in and out of red brick tenements.Walter Dean Myers
After so many books and so many years of writing, I have a good idea of my strengths and weaknesses. I love the process of writing and, if I allowed myself, I would write far too much every day. One weakness which I’ve struggled to overcome is my tendency to having my characters ruminate for pages.Walter Dean Myers
I think that what we need to do is say, ‘Reading is going to really affect your life.’ You take a black man who doesn’t have a job, but you say to him, ‘Look, you can make a difference in your child’s life, just by reading to him for 30 minutes a day.’ That’s what I would like to do.Walter Dean Myers
I live intimately with my characters before starting a book. I cut out pictures of them for my wall. I do time lines for each major character and a time line for the entire novel: What is going on in the world as my characters struggle with their problems?Walter Dean Myers