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By Amy Sickels

Walter Dean Myers released his first ebook in 1969, an image ebook referred to as the place Does The Day move? on the grounds that then, he has released greater than eighty books, together with novels, biographies, poetry, fables, and experience tales. This biography indicates how Myers attracts on his personal reviews to put in writing younger grownup novels approximately African-American little ones.

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He wanted to listen to his inner voice, to hear the stories he wanted to tell. 49 50 walter dean myers To stay active, Myers also played a lot of basketball, often at the court on Sixth Avenue in Greenwich Village known as the Cage. For a while, he played on a city basketball team called the Jolly Brown Giants. He also taught himself the flute and practiced constantly. Sometimes he would play a song more than 100 times, until he got it right. Because work took up most of his time, Myers was not happy.

During this time, Myers learned that his father was illiterate. Myers had always assumed that his father could not read very well, but when he was going through some of his father’s papers, he realized that his father had barely known how to read or write at all. This discovery helped Myers understand why his father did not want his son to be a writer and why he had not read any of his son’s books. 63 When Myers and his wife started to look for a new place to live, they came across buildings in New York City that cost as little as $25, but would cost many times that to restore to a livable condition.

Walter had little contact with his father, but he often saw his brothers and sisters and grew close to his brother George. On Myers’s twelfth birthday, his uncle, Herbert Dean’s brother, was killed. The sudden death left Dean feeling very 35 36 walter dean myers sad. He turned to religion and, for a while, distanced himself from his family. As Walter grew older, he felt that his relationship with his parents was becoming more strained. Walter also began to feel uncomfortable about his love for reading.

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