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Award-Winning Children's Book Author Walter Dean Myers Dies

NPR | July 3, 2014 8:14 a.m.

Walter Dean Myers, an acclaimed children’s and young adult writer, died Tuesday after a brief illness. He was 76 years old. Myers captured what it was like to be young and black while growing up in the city. As he often said, he wrote the books he would have wanted to read as a kid.

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