Explores the work of Walter Dean Myers, acclaimed author of African American books for children and young adults. Novels and historical works examined here include Fallen Angels, The Glory Field, Monster, and Shooters.
Half Title Page.
1: His Life So Far: Harlem, Family, English Teachers, and Basketball.
2: Early Childhood.
3: The Elementary School Years.
4: Junior High School.
5: High School.
6: Joining The Army and Escape.
7: Becoming A Writer.
8: The Life of A Writer.
9: The Giver That Keeps on Giving.
10: Slavery, Civil War, and Segregation.
11: Civil Rights Movement and Cultural Nationalism.
12: Walter Dean Myers and African-American Culture.
13: Representations of African Americans in Literature for Children and Young Adults Before and During The Civil Rights Movement.
14: Walter Dean Myers and The Canon of Children’s and Young-Adult Literature for African Americans.
15: A Happy Accident: Writing for Young Adults—Attracting Readers with Humor, Suspense, Adventure, and Friendship.