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Myers, Walter Dean

Summary: Biography of Walter Dean Myers which describes the details of his Harlem childhood in the 1940s and 1950s: a loving home life with his adopted parents, Bible school, street games, and the vitality of his neighborhood. Although Walter spent much of his time either getting into trouble or on the basketball court, secretly he was a voracious reader and an aspiring writer. But as his prospects for...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Playaway Digital Audio 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA 813.54 MYE

Myers, Walter Dean

Summary: A blues poem that revisits the history of the African American experience.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Holiday House 2003

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 811 MYE

Myers, Walter Dean

Summary: Illustrations and rhyming text celebrate the roots of jazz music.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Holiday House 2006

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J Fiction Myers 2006

Myers, Walter Dean

Summary: Seventeen-year-old Richie Perry, just out of his Harlem high school, enlists in the Army in the summer of 1967 and spends a devastating year on active duty in Vietnam.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Inc. 1988

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC MYE

Myers, Walter Dean

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2004

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 998 MYE

Myers, Walter Dean

Summary: Seeing no way out of his difficult life in Harlem, seventeen-year-old Jeremy "Lil J" Dance flees into a house after a drug deal goes awry and meets a weird man who shows different turning points in Lil J's life when he could have made better choices.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperTeen/Amistad 2009

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: Y Fiction Mye

Myers, Walter Dean

Summary: If Harlem high school senior Drew Lawson is going to realize his dream of playing college, then professional, basketball, he will have to improve at being coached and being a team player, especially after a new--white--student threatens to take the scouts' attention away from him.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperTeen 2008

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J Fiction Mye

Myers, Walter Dean

Summary: In 1871 Joshua Loper, a sixteen-year-old black cowboy, records in his journal his experiences while making his first cattle drive under an unsympathetic trail boss.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic 1999

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC MYE

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Fiction Series, Call number: J FIC MYE

Myers, Walter Dean

Summary: A biography of the civil rights leader offers an in-depth look at his life and includes quotes from speeches.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollinsPublishers 2000

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Stacks, Call number: JB MALCOLM X MYE

Myers, Walter Dean

1 hold on 3 copies

Summary: While on trial as an accomplice to a murder, sixteen-year-old Steve Harmon records his experiences in prison and in the courtroom in the form of a film script as he tries to come to terms with the course his life has taken.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins Publishers 1999

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Young Adult Paperback, Call number: YAP FIC MYE

Myers, Walter Dean

Summary: "Two best friends, a writer and a runner, deal with bullies, family issues, social pressures, and their quest for success coming out of Harlem"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC MYE

Myers, Walter Dean

Summary: Presents the life and accomplishments of Frederick Douglass, a self-educated slave in the South who grew up to become a leader in the abolitionist movement, a celebrated writer, an esteemed speaker, and a social reformer.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 DOU

Myers, Walter Dean

Summary: In 1920s Harlem, sixteen-year-old Mark Purvis, an aspiring jazz saxophonist, gets a summer job as an errand boy for the publishers of the groundbreaking African American magazine, "The Crisis," but soon finds himself on the enemy list of mobster Dutch Shultz.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD MYE

Myers, Walter Dean

Summary: Teenager Biddy Owens' 1948 journal about working for the Birmingham Black Barons includes the games and the players, racism the team faces from New Orleans to Chicago, and his family's resistance to his becoming a professional baseball player. Includes a historical note about the evolution of the Negro Leagues.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic 2001

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Juvenile Fiction Series, Call number: J FIC MYE

Myers, Walter Dean

Summary: Written in the form of interviews, reports, and journal entries, the story of three troubled teenagers ends in a tragic school shooting.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Amistad/HarperTempest 2004

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC MYE

Myers, Walter Dean

Summary: Pictures and easy-to-read text introduce the life of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 2004

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 KIN

Myers, Walter Dean

Summary: A seventeen-year-old soldier from central Virginia records his experiences in a journal as his regiment takes part in the D-Day invasion of Normandy and subsequent battles to liberate France.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic 1999

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J DA B4

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC MYE

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Fiction Series, Call number: J FIC MYE

Myers, Walter Dean

Summary: An award-winning author guides readers through the writing process, and includes examples from his own works, outlines for writing fiction and nonfiction, and excerpted pages from the author's writing notebooks.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Collins 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 808.02 MYE

Myers, Walter Dean

Summary: Teenage Reese, serving time at a juvenile detention facility, gets a lesson in making it through hard times from an unlikely friend with a harrowing past.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperTeen/Amistad 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC MYE

Myers, Walter Dean

Summary: This story told in free verse is set against a background of street gangs and poverty in Harlem in which seventeen-year-old African American Damien takes a bold step to ensure that he and his new love will not be separated.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Amistad 2006

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC Myers

Wheeler, Jill C.

Summary: This biography introduces readers to the five-time winner of the Coretta Scott King Award, Walter Dean Myers. Readers will learn about Myers's childhood in Harlem, his difficulty in school with a speech impediment, and the inspiration behind his award-winning titles. His books include Monster, Scorpions, and Fallen Angels. Easy-to-read text and full-color photos highlight Myers's childhood,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB MYER WHE

Summary: From basketball dreams and family fiascos to first crushes and new neighborhoods, this anthology, written by award-winning children's authors, celebrates the uniqueness and universality in all of us.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown 2017

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC FLY

Summary: Whether it is basketball dreams, family fiascos, first crushes, or new neighborhoods, this bold anthology--written by the best children authors--celebrates the uniqueness and universality in all of us.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Listening Library 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD FLY

Sims, Guy A.

Summary: While on trial as an accomplice to a murder, sixteen-year-old Steve Harmon records his experiences in prison and in the courtroom in the form of a film script as he tries to come to terms with the course his life has taken.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 741.5 SIM