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Walter Dean Myers
This paper takes a look at the life and influences of writer Walter Dean Myers.
# 119474 | 1,986 words | 13 sources | APA | 2010 | US
Published on Apr 30, 2010 in Literature (Children) , African-American Studies (Gender)

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This paper examines the life, inspiration and works of black writer Walter Dean Myers. The paper's author asserts that to understand Myers' works, one must know about his life. A brief biography of Myers' life is presented, in addition to a list of his works. Most of Myers' work deals with young black people, and the issues of color and peer pressure. The paper concludes that Myers' own life experiences is what helps him convey his message to his audience.

From the Paper:

"There are many facts of Myers' life which are reflected in his works, and he himself has confirmed that "My ideas come largely from my own background. I write a lot about basketball, and I've played basketball for years and years. I was in the army and I wrote FALLEN ANGELS. I lived in Harlem, and I write about Harlem." (Myers, 2007). Looking at the facts of his life which are related to his work helps us to understand his motivation. "

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Children's Literature (2007) "Walter Dean Myers" from
  • Fischer, Marilyn; Levandowski, Carol; Marlowe, Carol; Snyder, Barbara and Vandergrift (2007) "Learning about Walter Dean Myers"
  • Myers, Walter Dean (2001) Bad Boy: A Memoir HarperCollins
  • Myers, Walter Dean (2003) The Beast Scholastic Press
  • Myers, Walter Dean (2003) Blues Journey Holiday House

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