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July 9, 2014

RIP Walter Dean Myers

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At Her Majesty’s RequestJuly 1, 2014 became a sad, sad day for children’s literature with the death of Walter Dean Myers.  Myers was the author of well over 100 books for young reader, ranging from picture books to young adult novels.  He was the first winner of the Michael L. Printz Award and the Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement.

Among other books, Myers wrote:

  • Invasion (Scholastic, 2013), a middle grade novel about WWII.
  • We Are America: A Tribute from the Heart (HarperCollins, 2011), upper elementary nonfiction about the US.
  • Looking for the Easy Life (HarperCollins, 2011), a fun picture book about Monkey Island.
  • Sunrise Over Fallujah (Scholastic, 2008), a young adult novel about war in Iraq.
  • Antarctica: Journeys to the South Pole (Scholastic, 2004), middle grade nonfiction.
  • USS Constellation: Pride of the American Navy (Holiday House, 2004), middle grade nonfiction about the early US Navy.
  • Monster (HarperCollins, 1999), young adult novel about a teen facing the death penalty.
  • At Her Majesty’s Request: An African Princess in Victoria England (Scholastic, 1999), biography of an African princess in Victorian England.
  • The Dragon Takes a Wife (Scholastic, 1995), picture book fantasy.

Celebrate this amazing man’s career by checking out one of his books sometime this month.  I’ve chosen At Her Majesty’s Request: An African Princess in Victoria England.

 

–SueBE

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