Walter Dean Myers

Walter Dean Myers

Walter Dean Myers also wrote as: Stacie Johnson.

Walter Dean Myers was born in Martinsburg, West Virginia on August 12th, 1937 and passed away at the age of 76 on July 1st, 2014.

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Walter Dean Myers Stats: The highest rated book by Walter Dean Myers on Book Notification is Monster, the first novel in the Monster series.

The most read book by Walter Dean Myers on Book Notification is Monster, the first novel in the Monster series. The second most read book is Fallen Angels, a Standalone novel.

Below is a complete list of Walter Dean Myers books in publication and chronological order, broken down by series. The most popular series by Walter Dean Myers is the Monster Series.

List of Arrow Adventures Books in Publication Order

List of Cruisers Books in Publication Order

List of 18 Pine St. Books in Publication Order (as Stacie Johnson)

List of Monster Books in Publication Order

List of Monster Books in Publication Order (with Guy A. Sims)

List of Standalone Novels in Publication Order

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2011
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Kick (With: Ross Workman)
2011
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2012
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2013
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2013
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2014
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2015

List of Short Stories/Novellas in Publication Order

List of Picture Books in Publication Order

List of Non-Fiction Books in Publication Order

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1975
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1976
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1991
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1992
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1992
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1993
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1995
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The Harlem Hellfighters (With: Bill Miles)
2005
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2008
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2009
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2011
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2012
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2014

List of Collections in Publication Order

List of My Name Is America Books in Publication Order

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101998
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1998
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List of Walter Dean Myers Anthologies in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
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1992
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8 1993
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1996
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1997
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1997
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1999
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10 2011
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Walter Dean Myers: Biography

Walter Dean Myers was born on August 12th, 1937. Walter passed away July 1st, 2014 at 76 years old. Walter Dean Myers was born in Martinsburg, West Virginia.

Walter Dean Myers is probably best known for his Standalone Novels. There are currently 50 novels available. The first standalone was released in 1970 with the novel Dope Sick. The most recently released novel was Juba! which was released in 2015.

Walter Dean Myers also wrote the Non-Fiction Books series which has 25 books including The World of Work and Social Welfare.

Walter Dean Myers: Awards & Accolades

Walter Dean Myers won the Coretta Scott King Awards, Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement, in 2010.

Myers' books have also won multiple awards, The Young Landlords won the Coretta Scott King Awards, Coretta Scott King Book Awards, in 1980. Motown and Didi won the Coretta Scott King Awards, Coretta Scott King Book Awards, in 1985. Fallen Angels won the Coretta Scott King Awards, Coretta Scott King Book Awards, in 1989. Scorpions won the John Newbery Medal Awards, Newbery Honor, in 1989. Now Is Your Time! won the Coretta Scott King Awards, Coretta Scott King Book Awards, in 1992. Somewhere in the Darkness won the John Newbery Medal Awards, Newbery Honor, in 1993. Slam! won the Coretta Scott King Awards, Coretta Scott King Book Awards, in 1997.

The following novels by Walter Dean Myers were also nominated for these awards:

  • Fast Sam, Cool Clyde, and Stuff: Coretta Scott King Awards, Coretta Scott King Book Awards (1976).
  • Somewhere in the Darkness: Coretta Scott King Awards, Coretta Scott King Book Awards (1993).
  • Malcolm X: By Any Means Necessary: Coretta Scott King Awards, Coretta Scott King Book Awards (1994).
  • Monster: National Book Awards, Young People’s Literature (1999). Los Angeles Times Book Prize, Best Young Adult Literature (1999). Coretta Scott King Awards, Coretta Scott King Book Awards (2000).
  • Autobiography of My Dead Brother: National Book Awards, Young People’s Literature (2005).
  • What They Found: Love on 145th Street: Los Angeles Times Book Prize, Best Young Adult Literature (2007).
  • Lockdown: National Book Awards, Young People’s Literature (2010). Coretta Scott King Awards, Coretta Scott King Book Awards (2011).
  • Darius & Twig: Coretta Scott King Awards, Coretta Scott King Book Awards (2014).

Related Authors

The most common authors followed by users who also follow Walter Dean Myers are:

  1. Stephen King, author of The Dark Tower Series.
  2. J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter Series.
  3. Charles Dickens, author of the novel: A Tale of Two Cities.
  4. John Connolly, author of the Charlie Parker Series.
  5. Jane Austen, author of the novel: Pride and Prejudice.

Walter Dean Myers: F.A.Q

When was Walter Dean Myers Born?

Walter Dean Myers was born on August 12th, 1937.

When did Walter Dean Myers die?

Walter Dean Myers died on July 1st, 2014 at 76 years old.

Where was Walter Dean Myers Born?

Walter Dean Myers was born in Martinsburg, West Virginia.

What awards has Walter Dean Myers won?

Walter Dean Myers has won the following awards: Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement at the Coretta Scott King Awards (2010).

What book awards has Walter Dean Myers won?

The Young Landlords: Coretta Scott King Awards Coretta Scott King Book Awards (1980).
Motown and Didi: Coretta Scott King Awards Coretta Scott King Book Awards (1985).
Fallen Angels: Coretta Scott King Awards Coretta Scott King Book Awards (1989).
Scorpions: John Newbery Medal Awards Newbery Honor (1989).
Now Is Your Time!: Coretta Scott King Awards Coretta Scott King Book Awards (1992).
Somewhere in the Darkness: John Newbery Medal Awards Newbery Honor (1993).
Slam!: Coretta Scott King Awards Coretta Scott King Book Awards (1997).

What was the first book Walter Dean Myers wrote?

The first novel written by Walter Dean Myers was Dope Sick, published in 1970.

What was the most recent book Walter Dean Myers wrote?

His most recently released work was Solar Storm Rising (a short story) on September 9th, 2019.

How many books has Walter Dean Myers written?

Walter Dean Myers has written 122 books across 11 series, excluding contributions to anthologies.
  • 4 books in the Arrow Adventures Series
  • 4 books in the Cruisers Series
  • 12 books in the 18 Pine St. Series
  • 2 books in the Monster Series
  • 1 book in the Monster Series
  • 50 Standalone Novels
  • 3 Short Stories/Novellas
  • 9 Picture Books
  • 25 Non-Fiction Books
  • 9 Collections
  • 3 books in the My Name Is America Series

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