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Bishop, Rudine Sims. Presenting Walter Dean Myers. Boston: Twayne, 1990. An overview of Myers's life and writings before the 1990s.

Brown, Jennifer M. "Walter Dean Myers Unites Two Passions." Publishers Weekly 246, 12 (March 22, 1999): 45. Notes that Myers combines stories with old photographs in his recent books.

Carton, Debbie. Booklist 95, 17 (May 1, 1999): 1587. Of Monster, Carton says, "The tense drama of the courtroom scenes will enthrall readers, but it is the thorny moral questions raised in Steve's journal that will endure in readers' memories."

Lane, R. D. "'Keepin' It Real': Walter Dean Myers and the Promise of African-American Children's Literature." African American Review 32, 1 (Spring 1998): 125-38. Says that Myers writes books to help African American children think creatively about their experiences. "Myers's fictional characters are intended to advance a singular voice derived from collective nonfictional experiences tempered by an urban landscape."

Micklos, John. "Author Walter Dean Myers Stresses Realism in His Writing." Reading Today...

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