Books written by Walter Dean Myers

Frederick Douglass: The Lion Who Wrote History

HarperCollins | January 24, 2017 | 40 pages
In this picture book biography, the late New York Times bestselling author Walter Dean Myers and acclaimed artist Floyd Cooper take readers on an inspiring journey through the life of Frederick Douglass. Frederick Douglass was a self-educated slave in the South who grew up to become an icon.  More Info

Muhammad Ali

Amistad | January 26, 2016 | 40 pages
New York Times bestselling author Walter Dean Myers explores Muhammad Ali’s life and recounts his most famous fights in this celebrated picture book biography. Myers examines the depth and complexity of the larger-than-life legend and heavyweight champion of the world, and the bold, vibrant art... More Info

Monster: A Graphic Novel

Amistad | October 13, 2015 | 160 pages
A stunning black-and-white graphic novel adaptation of Walter Dean Myers's Michael L. Printz Award winner and New York Times bestseller Monster, adapted by Guy Sims and illustrated by Dawud Anyabwile Monster is a multi-award-winning, provocative coming-of-age story about Steve Harmon, a teenager... More Info

Ida B. Wells

Amistad | January 27, 2015 | 40 pages
Ida B. Wells was an extraordinary woman. Long before boycotts, sit-ins, and freedom rides, Ida B. Wells was hard at work to better the lives of African Americans. An activist, educator, writer, journalist, suffragette, and pioneering voice against the horror of lynching, she used fierce... More Info

Darius & Twig

Amistad | April 22, 2014 | 224 pages
New York Times bestselling author of Monster and current National Ambassador of Young People's Literature, Walter Dean Myers, says, "You cannot live someone else's dream. Darius & Twig is about needing to live your own dream." Darius is a writer, struggling to find his own way to stand out.... More Info


Scholastic Paperbacks | May 1, 2008 | 266 pages
17-year-old Greg "Slam" Harris tells of the year in which he transfers to a magnet school for the arts, a more academically challenging, mostly white school. After being the hot shot star of his Harlem high school team, he has to learn to fit in and be a team player at his new school. He may not be... More Info

Just Write: Here's How!

Collins | April 24, 2012 | 176 pages
Practice, practice, practice. Now Walter Dean Myers, the new National Ambassador for Young People's Literature and "New York Times" bestselling and award-winning author, walks you through the writing process. Includes: Examples from his writing and reading experiences Walter's six-box and four-box... More Info

Harlem Summer

Scholastic Press | May 1, 2012 | 176 pages
Walter Dean Myers delivers a humorous, action-packed historical novel set during the Harlem Renaissance. It's 1925 and Mark Purvis is a 16-year-old with a summer to kill. He'd rather jam with his jazz band (they need the practice), but is urged by his parents to get a job. As an assistant at THE... More Info

Muhammad Ali

Collins | December 29, 2009 | 40 pages
An accessible introduction to the life and achievements of the iconic champion boxer describes his formidable talents and political views while offering insight into how race influenced his career. By the National Book Award Honor-winning author of Monster. 15,000 first printing.  More Info

Fallen Angels

Scholastic Paperbacks | May 1, 2008 | 336 pages
Seventeen-year-old Richie Perry, just out of his Harlem high school, enlists in the Army in the summer of 1967 and spends a devastating year on active duty in Vietnam.  More Info