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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?
Walter Dean Myers' death was caused by Pneumonia.
|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|
I would enjoy having dinner with the poet/playwright Derek Walcott.Walter Dean Myers
I write in a small office at home.Walter Dean Myers
I was teased if I brought my books home. I would take a paper bag to the library and put the books in the bag and bring them home. Not that I was that concerned about them teasing me – because I would hit them in a heartbeat. But I felt a little ashamed, having books.Walter Dean Myers
There is a crisis involving reading in certain communities.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