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National Book Award-winning author of young adult novels, he iss best known for Fallen Angels, a book unique among others in its genre for its use of adult language and its realistic portrayal of war.
He was born in West Virginia and was raised in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City. He later settled in New Jersey with his wife and child. His son, Christopher Myers, also became an illustrator and author.
How did Walter Dean Myers die?
Walter Dean Myers' death was caused by Pneumonia.
|Cause of death||Pneumonia|
|Age of death||76 years|
|Profession||Young Adult Author|
|Birthday||August 12, 1937|
|Death date||July 1, 2014|
|Place of death||Mount Sinai Beth Israel, New York, United States|
|Place of burial||Cedar Hill Cemetery Mill Hall, Clinton County, Pennsylvania, USA|
I live intimately with my characters before starting a book. I cut out pictures of them for my wall. I do time lines for each major character and a time line for the entire novel: What is going on in the world as my characters struggle with their problems?Walter Dean Myers
As a writer, I absorb stories, allow them to churn within my own head and heart – often for years – until I find a way of telling them that fits both my time and temperament.Walter Dean Myers
As a child I wanted to be a professional athlete or lawyer.Walter Dean Myers
We all know we should eat right and we should exercise, but reading is treated as if it’s this wonderful adjunct.Walter Dean Myers
We need to tell kids flat out: reading is not optional.Walter Dean Myers