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Walter Dean Myers (1937–2014)

Autore di Monster

154+ opere 33,147 membri 1,190 recensioni 21 preferito

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Walter Dean Myers was born on August 12, 1937 in Martinsberg, West Virginia. When he was three years old, his mother died and his father sent him to live with Herbert and Florence Dean in Harlem, New York. He began writing stories while in his teens. He dropped out of high school and enlisted in mostra altro the Army at the age of 17. After completing his army service, he took a construction job and continued to write. He entered and won a 1969 contest sponsored by the Council on Interracial Books for Children, which led to the publication of his first book, Where Does the Day Go? During his lifetime, he wrote more than 100 fiction and nonfiction books for children and young adults. His works include Fallen Angels, Bad Boy, Darius and Twig, Scorpions, Lockdown, Sunrise Over Fallujah, Invasion, Juba!, and On a Clear Day. He also collaborated with his son Christopher, an artist, on a number of picture books for young readers including We Are America: A Tribute from the Heart and Harlem, which received a Caldecott Honor Award, as well as the teen novel Autobiography of My Dead Brother. He was the winner of the first-ever Michael L. Printz Award for Monster, the first recipient of the Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement, and a recipient of the Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement in writing for young adults. He also won the Coretta Scott King Award for African American authors five times. He died on July 1, 2014, following a brief illness, at the age of 76. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra meno

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Opere di Walter Dean Myers

Monster (1999) 5,143 copie
Fallen Angels (1988) 1,906 copie
Sunrise Over Fallujah (2008) 1,367 copie
Slam! (1996) 1,269 copie
Bad Boy: A Memoir (2001) 1,183 copie
Il sogno del prigioniero (1992) 1,106 copie
Scorpions (1988) 1,061 copie
The Glory Field (1994) 807 copie
Hoops (2008) 760 copie
Harlem (1997) 704 copie
The Greatest: Muhammad Ali (2001) 577 copie
Shooter (2004) 481 copie
Lockdown (2010) 427 copie
The Cruisers (2010) 410 copie
145th Street: Short Stories (2000) 405 copie
Game (2008) 371 copie
Dope Sick (2009) 359 copie
Riot (2009) 358 copie
Monster: A Graphic Novel (2015) 339 copie
Street Love (2006) 338 copie
Handbook for Boys: A Novel (2002) 325 copie
Jazz (2006) 320 copie
Looking Like Me (2009) 308 copie
The Beast (2003) 271 copie
Harlem Summer (2007) 260 copie
Darius & Twig (2013) 259 copie
Kick (2011) 248 copie
Darnell Rock Reporting (1994) 231 copie
All the Right Stuff (2012) 207 copie
The Weather Baby (2000) 187 copie
Invasion (2013) 185 copie
The Outside Shot (1984) 182 copie
The Mouse Rap (1990) 179 copie
Blues Journey (2003) 179 copie
The Young Landlords (1979) 177 copie
Won't Know Till I Get There (1875) 173 copie
The Dream Bearer (2003) 160 copie
Juba!: A Novel (2015) 157 copie
Shadow of the Red Moon (1995) 143 copie
On a Clear Day (2014) 133 copie
The Legend of Tarik (1981) 132 copie
Crystal (1987) 125 copie
It Ain't All for Nothin' (1979) 109 copie
Just Write: Here's How! (2012) 105 copie
The Blues of Flats Brown (2000) 73 copie
Carmen (2011) 65 copie
Motown and Didi (1862) 65 copie
Tales of a Dead King (1983) 59 copie
The dragon takes a wife (1995) 58 copie
Victory for Jamie (1977) 44 copie
The Golden Serpent (1980) 36 copie
Three Swords for Granada (2002) 31 copie
Looking for the Easy Life (2011) 25 copie
Fighter (2003) 11 copie
Where does the day go? (1969) 11 copie
The Test (1992) 10 copie
Sweet illusions (1987) 6 copie
The dancers (1972) 5 copie
Brainstorm (1977) 5 copie
Fly, Jimmy, fly! (1974) 5 copie
Mojo and the Russians (1977) 5 copie
The Nicholas Factor (1983) 3 copie
Harlem blues (1996) 3 copie
The House With 9 Rooms (2011) 2 copie
Sky Man (18 Pine Street) (1994) 2 copie
Peto (2000) 2 copie
Pirate a short story (2011) 2 copie
The Cruisers 1 copia
the outsider 1 copia
18 pine st. 1 copia
Monster - Activity Pack (2005) 1 copia
Monstrul 1 copia
Potwor (2021) 1 copia
Sg Fallen Angels W/Conn (2001) 1 copia

Opere correlate

Dracula (1897) — Introduzione, alcune edizioni35,617 copie
Guys Write for Guys Read (2005) — Collaboratore — 771 copie
Flying Lessons and Other Stories (2017) — Collaboratore — 580 copie
Fresh Ink: An Anthology (2018) — Collaboratore — 371 copie
Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out (2008) — Collaboratore — 353 copie
Guys Read: Thriller (2011) — Collaboratore — 327 copie
Soul Looks Back in Wonder (1993) — Collaboratore — 206 copie
Pick-Up Game: A Full Day of Full Court (2011) — Collaboratore — 107 copie
The Color of Absence: 12 Stories About Loss and Hope (2001) — Collaboratore — 89 copie
Visions: 19 Short Stories (1987) — Collaboratore — 71 copie
911: The Book of Help (2002) — Collaboratore — 49 copie
Best African American Fiction (2009) (2009) — Collaboratore — 47 copie
Center Stage: One-Act Plays for Teenage Readers and Actors (1990) — Collaboratore — 47 copie
Celebrate Cricket: 30 Years of Stories and Art (2003) — Collaboratore — 43 copie
Trapped!: Cages of Mind and Body (1938) — Collaboratore — 43 copie
Twelve Shots (1997) — Collaboratore — 39 copie
Taking Aim: Power and Pain, Teens and Guns (2015) — Collaboratore — 37 copie
Big City Cool: Short Stories About Urban Youth (2002) — Collaboratore — 35 copie
Don't Give Up the Ghost: A Book of Ghost Stories (1993) — Collaboratore — 29 copie
Funny You Should Ask (1992) — Collaboratore — 18 copie

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Monster by Walter Dean Myer in EDE3343 Teaching Adol Lit MS Sp 2012 (Gennaio 2012)

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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.
 
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PlumfieldCH | 20 altre recensioni | May 6, 2024 |
'Monstro' conta a história de Steve Harmon, um adolescente indiciado por roubo seguido de homicídio. Walter Dean Myers alterna trechos do diário de Steve com episódios de seu julgamento, narrados em forma de roteiro. O livro mostra como uma única decisão pode mudar toda nossa vida
 
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Naves3516 | 350 altre recensioni | Apr 30, 2024 |
“Sergeant Brown looked betrayed. I felt like I had let him down. And now I had an even bigger problem. I wondered if he was going to call Judge Kelly and recommend that he send me back to juvie.”

This book is about a teenage boy named Kevin who got in trouble because he was the getaway driver in a robbery and he went to jail and was wondering if he could get on the right foot of trust with his teammates, coach, and everyone else. The conflict of the book is, at the beginning of the story Kevin commits a crime, but it isn’t his fault and then he goes to juvie after a while he gets out but people still judge him as a bad person so he struggles on the field.

The three main characters in this book are Sergeant Brown, Kevin, the main character, and Coach Hill. Sergeant Brown was the character who watched over Kevin when he was in trouble and out of jail and playing soccer. Kevin is the main character in this story. He got in trouble by association and went to jail and he played soccer. Coach Hill was the coach of Kevin's soccer team and he was very stern, especially towards Kevin after he got out of jail.

The theme of this story is don’t get in trouble even by association. While Kevin was not robbing he was the getaway driver for the robbery and that is what got him in trouble. And it developed a sense of mistrust between his coach and him for a while.

I recommend this novel because it is about sports and real life that can happen in real life.
Although it may seem confusing at first it all pieces up as the story goes on, so if you like crime sports, and real-life situations I would recommend this book for you.
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eliotwieting | 16 altre recensioni | Apr 19, 2024 |
Historical fiction about the draft riots of 1863, in a screenplay format.
 
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VillageProject | 19 altre recensioni | Apr 16, 2024 |

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154
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Utenti
33,147
Popolarità
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Voto
3.9
Recensioni
1,190
ISBN
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Lingue
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