Walter Dean Myers
Walter Dean Myers is the critically acclaimed author of Monster, winner of the first Michael L. Printz Award; Bad Boy: A Memoir; Patrol: An American Soldier in Vietnam, winner of the Jane Addams Children’s Book Award; Game; The Harlem Hellfighters: When Pride Met Courage; Ida B. Wells: Let the Truth Be Told, which received a starred review in School Library Journal, and Muhammad Ali: The People’s Champion. His most recent novels are Dope Sick, named an ALA Top Ten Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, and Lockdown. He is the recipient of the first Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement and the Margaret A. Edwards Award, is the 2010 United States nominee for the Hans Christian Andersen Award, and the author of five Coretta Scott King Award-winning books.