8/12/1937 - 7/1/2014
Authors: Remembering the life, death and legacy of Walter Myers
NEW YORK (AP) — Walter Dean Myers, a best-selling and prolific children's author and tireless champion of literacy and education, has died. He was 76.
Publisher HarperCollins says Myers died Tuesday after a brief illness.
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A onetime troublemaker who dropped out of high school, the tall, soft-spoken Myers spent much of his adult life writing realistic and accessible stories about crime, war and life in...