Guys Read: Pirate

Abdullah Syed Hari is fourteen years old. He loves his family and his friends. And he is a Somali pirate. A short story from Guys Read: Thriller, edited by Jon Scieszka.

An Interview With Walter Dean Myers on Magic Realism

Myers describes his process for gathering research, distilling information, and working with his editor to create powerful stories that engage young adult readers.

An Interview With Walter Dean Myers on the Writing Process

Myers describes his process for gathering research, distilling information, and working with his editor to create powerful stories that engage young adult readers.

The Dream Bearer

For a young adolescent, David Curry has a lot to contend with. He loves and fears Reuben, his troubled father. His older brother, Ty, is turning into someone David doesn't know...

Scorpions

The Scorpions are a gun-toting Harlem gang, and Jamal Hicks is about to become tragically involved with them in this authentic tale of the sacrifice of innocence and the struggle...

Lockdown

A five-time winner of the Coretta Scott King Award and a two-time Newbery Honor recipient, Walter Dean Myers has been called “one of the most important writers of children’s...

An Interview With Walter Dean Myers on Pre-Writing

Walter Dean Myers shares his approach to pre-writing, including developing an interesting, solvable, problem and identifying characters with depth.

The Greatest Muhammad Ali

“Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.” This was one of the most famous catch-phrases of boxing legend Muhammad Ali. Rising from poverty-stricken Louisville in the 1950s...

Fallen Angels

With starred reviews from School Library Journal, Booklist and Kirkus Reviews, this moving novel by acclaimed author Walter Dean Myers is a modern classic. In the late 1960s,...

Kick

For the very first time in his decades-long career writing for teens, acclaimed and beloved author Walter Dean Myers writes with a teen, Ross Workman.Kevin Johnson is thirteen...

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