TITLE: Walter Dean Myers: Book Fest 05
SPEAKER: Walter Dean Myers
EVENT DATE: 09/24/2005
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 29 minutes
TRANSCRIPT: View Transcript (link will open in a new window)
Author Walter Dean Myers at the 2005 National Book Festival.
Speaker Biography: Critically acclaimed author Walter Dean Myers has drawn from his own background and interests to produce more than 70 books for young people. He has been writing for and about teens for more than 30 years. Using meticulous research and his own life as a springboard, he employs literature to address hard issues facing youth, and to question their values and decisions. For his work he has received many awards and honors, including two Newbery Honor Book Awards ("Somewhere in the Darkness" and "Scorpions"), five Coretta Scott King Awards ("Slam," "Now Is Our Time," "The African-American Struggle for Freedom," "Fallen Angels," "Motown & Didi" and "The Young Landlords"), the first Michael J. Printz Award and a Margaret A. Edwards Award. His most recent book is "Autobiography of My Dead Brother" (HarperTempest/Amistad, 2005). He lives in New Jersey.
SERIES: National Book Festival 2005