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Walter Dean Myers Biography

This Biography consists of approximately 7 pages of information about the life of Walter Dean Myers.
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Dictionary of Literary Biography on Walter Dean Myers

Although Walter Dean Myers has published articles and short stories in the Liberator, Black World, and Black Arts South , his primary achievement is the juvenile books in which he attempts to touch the lives of black children. In 1969 Myers began writing children's books after realizing that the materials available "did not deliver images upon which Black children could build and expand their own worlds." Noting the resistance to his initial efforts in his article "The Black Experience in Children's Books: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back," Myers declared that "the time was soon coming when all children's literature would be truly humanistic." At the time of that article, 1979, there were fewer books for black children being published than during the late 1960s. Myers has persisted in his attempt to provide for black children good literature, which he defines as "literature that includes them and the way they...

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