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Walter Dean Myers (1937–2014)

Auteur de Monster

154+ oeuvres 33,135 utilisateurs 1,190 critiques 21 Favoris

A propos de l'auteur

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 afficher plus 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) afficher moins

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Œuvres de Walter Dean Myers

Monster (1999) 5,142 exemplaires
Fallen Angels (1988) 1,906 exemplaires
Sunrise Over Fallujah (2008) 1,366 exemplaires
Slam! (1996) 1,269 exemplaires
Bad Boy: A Memoir (2001) 1,182 exemplaires
Somewhere In The Darkness (1992) 1,105 exemplaires
Scorpions (1988) 1,061 exemplaires
The Glory Field (1994) 807 exemplaires
Hoops (2008) 760 exemplaires
Harlem (1997) 704 exemplaires
Malcolm X: By Any Means Necessary (1993) 694 exemplaires
Mohamed Ali: Le meilleur (2001) 577 exemplaires
Shooter (2004) 481 exemplaires
Lockdown (2010) 426 exemplaires
The Cruisers (2010) 410 exemplaires
145th Street: Short Stories (2000) 405 exemplaires
Autobiography of My Dead Brother (2005) 383 exemplaires
Game (2008) 371 exemplaires
Dope Sick (2009) 359 exemplaires
Riot (2009) 358 exemplaires
Monster: A Graphic Novel (2015) 339 exemplaires
Street Love (2006) 338 exemplaires
Handbook for Boys: A Novel (2002) 325 exemplaires
Jazz (2006) 321 exemplaires
Looking Like Me (2009) 308 exemplaires
The Beast (2003) 271 exemplaires
Darius & Twig (2013) 259 exemplaires
Harlem Summer (2007) 259 exemplaires
Kick (2011) 248 exemplaires
Fast Sam, Cool Clyde, and Stuff (1975) 246 exemplaires
Darnell Rock Reporting (1994) 231 exemplaires
Me, Mop, and the Moondance Kid (1988) 226 exemplaires
All the Right Stuff (2012) 207 exemplaires
The Weather Baby (2000) 186 exemplaires
Invasion (2013) 185 exemplaires
The Outside Shot (1984) 182 exemplaires
The Mouse Rap (1990) 179 exemplaires
Blues Journey (2003) 179 exemplaires
The Young Landlords (1979) 177 exemplaires
Here in Harlem: Poems in Many Voices (2004) 174 exemplaires
Malcolm X: A Fire Burning Brightly (2000) 174 exemplaires
Won't Know Till I Get There (1875) 173 exemplaires
Ida B. Wells: Let the Truth Be Told (2008) 164 exemplaires
The Dream Bearer (2003) 160 exemplaires
Juba!: A Novel (2015) 157 exemplaires
Shadow of the Red Moon (1995) 143 exemplaires
On a Clear Day (2014) 133 exemplaires
The Legend of Tarik (1981) 132 exemplaires
The Story of the Three Kingdoms (1995) 128 exemplaires
Crystal (1987) 125 exemplaires
Amistad: A Long Road to Freedom (1997) 120 exemplaires
Love Story (Amiri And Odette) (2009) 115 exemplaires
The Cruisers Book 2: Checkmate (2011) 113 exemplaires
It Ain't All for Nothin' (1979) 109 exemplaires
Just Write: Here's How! (2012) 105 exemplaires
The Blues of Flats Brown (2000) 73 exemplaires
Carmen (2011) 65 exemplaires
Motown and Didi (1862) 65 exemplaires
Smiffy Blue: Ace Crime Detective (1996) 63 exemplaires
Tales of a Dead King (1983) 59 exemplaires
The dragon takes a wife (1995) 58 exemplaires
Victory for Jamie (1977) 44 exemplaires
Cruisers Book 4: Oh, Snap! (2013) 39 exemplaires
The Golden Serpent (1980) 36 exemplaires
Three Swords for Granada (2002) 31 exemplaires
Looking for the Easy Life (2011) 25 exemplaires
How Mr. Monkey Saw the Whole World (1996) 22 exemplaires
Fighter (2003) 11 exemplaires
Where does the day go? (1969) 11 exemplaires
SORT OF SISTERS (18 Pine St) (1992) 11 exemplaires
The Test (1992) 10 exemplaires
The get over a short story (2013) 7 exemplaires
Fashion by Tasha (18 Pine Street) (1993) 6 exemplaires
Sweet illusions (1987) 6 exemplaires
The dancers (1972) 5 exemplaires
Brainstorm (1977) 5 exemplaires
Fly, Jimmy, fly! (1974) 5 exemplaires
Mojo and the Russians (1977) 5 exemplaires
Kwame's Girl (18 Pine Street) (1994) 4 exemplaires
The Party (18 Pine St. #2) (1992) 4 exemplaires
The Nicholas Factor (1983) 3 exemplaires
Harlem blues (1996) 3 exemplaires
TAKING SIDES (18 Pine St) (1994) 3 exemplaires
Tags (HarperTeen Impulse) (2013) 2 exemplaires
The House With 9 Rooms (2011) 2 exemplaires
INTENSIVE CARE (18 Pine St) (1993) 2 exemplaires
Sky Man (18 Pine Street) (1994) 2 exemplaires
Peto (2000) 2 exemplaires
Pirate a short story (2011) 2 exemplaires
The Prince (18 Pine Street) (1992) 2 exemplaires
The Cruisers 1 exemplaire
Ace Crime Detective 1 exemplaire
The glory field 1 exemplaire
the outsider 1 exemplaire
18 pine st. 1 exemplaire
Monster - Activity Pack (2005) 1 exemplaire
Monstrul 1 exemplaire
The magic forest 1 exemplaire
Potwor (2021) 1 exemplaire
Sg Fallen Angels W/Conn (2001) 1 exemplaire
The Golden Serpent 1 exemplaire
The Diary (18 Pine Street) (1994) 1 exemplaire

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Monster by Walter Dean Myer à EDE3343 Teaching Adol Lit MS Sp 2012 (Janvier 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 autres critiques | 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 autres critiques | 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 autres critiques | Apr 19, 2024 |
Historical fiction about the draft riots of 1863, in a screenplay format.
 
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VillageProject | 19 autres critiques | Apr 16, 2024 |

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