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Walter Dean Myers (1937–2014)

Autor(a) de Monster

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About the Author

Walter Dean Myers was born on August 12, 1937 in Martinsberg, West Virginia. When he was three years old, his mother died and his father sent him to live with Herbert and Florence Dean in Harlem, New York. He began writing stories while in his teens. He dropped out of high school and enlisted in mostrar mais the Army at the age of 17. After completing his army service, he took a construction job and continued to write. He entered and won a 1969 contest sponsored by the Council on Interracial Books for Children, which led to the publication of his first book, Where Does the Day Go? During his lifetime, he wrote more than 100 fiction and nonfiction books for children and young adults. His works include Fallen Angels, Bad Boy, Darius and Twig, Scorpions, Lockdown, Sunrise Over Fallujah, Invasion, Juba!, and On a Clear Day. He also collaborated with his son Christopher, an artist, on a number of picture books for young readers including We Are America: A Tribute from the Heart and Harlem, which received a Caldecott Honor Award, as well as the teen novel Autobiography of My Dead Brother. He was the winner of the first-ever Michael L. Printz Award for Monster, the first recipient of the Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement, and a recipient of the Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement in writing for young adults. He also won the Coretta Scott King Award for African American authors five times. He died on July 1, 2014, following a brief illness, at the age of 76. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

Séries

Obras de Walter Dean Myers

Monster (1999) 5,051 cópias
Fallen Angels (1988) 1,875 cópias
Sunrise Over Fallujah (2008) 1,346 cópias
Slam! (1996) 1,244 cópias
Bad Boy: A Memoir (2001) 1,162 cópias
Somewhere In The Darkness (1992) 1,086 cópias
Scorpions (1988) 1,039 cópias
The Glory Field (1994) 796 cópias
Hoops (2008) 757 cópias
Harlem (1997) 695 cópias
The Greatest: Muhammad Ali (2001) 574 cópias
Shooter (2004) 478 cópias
Lockdown (2010) 423 cópias
The Cruisers (2010) 403 cópias
145th Street: Short Stories (2000) 396 cópias
Game (2008) 370 cópias
Riot (2009) 355 cópias
Dope Sick (2009) 355 cópias
Monster: A Graphic Novel (2015) 330 cópias
Street Love (2006) 329 cópias
Handbook for Boys: A Novel (2002) 323 cópias
Jazz (2006) 320 cópias
Looking Like Me (2009) 297 cópias
The Beast (2003) 268 cópias
Darius & Twig (2013) 257 cópias
Harlem Summer (2007) 252 cópias
Kick (2011) 243 cópias
Darnell Rock Reporting (1994) 230 cópias
Me, Mop, and the Moondance Kid (1988) 221 cópias
All the Right Stuff (2012) 206 cópias
Invasion (2013) 182 cópias
The Weather Baby (2000) 179 cópias
Blues Journey (2003) 179 cópias
The Young Landlords (1979) 177 cópias
The Outside Shot (1984) 177 cópias
The Mouse Rap (1990) 176 cópias
Won't Know Till I Get There (1875) 170 cópias
The Dream Bearer (2003) 158 cópias
Juba!: A Novel (2015) 156 cópias
Shadow of the Red Moon (1995) 141 cópias
On a Clear Day (2014) 130 cópias
The Legend of Tarik (1981) 129 cópias
Crystal (1987) 123 cópias
Love Story (Amiri And Odette) (2009) 113 cópias
The Cruisers Book 2: Checkmate (2011) 111 cópias
It Ain't All for Nothin' (1979) 107 cópias
Just Write: Here's How! (2012) 104 cópias
The Blues of Flats Brown (2000) 71 cópias
Motown and Didi (1862) 65 cópias
Carmen (2011) 65 cópias
Tales of a Dead King (1983) 57 cópias
The dragon takes a wife (1995) 56 cópias
Victory for Jamie (1977) 44 cópias
Cruisers Book 4: Oh, Snap! (2013) 39 cópias
The Golden Serpent (1980) 36 cópias
Three Swords for Granada (2002) 31 cópias
Looking for the Easy Life (2011) 25 cópias
SORT OF SISTERS (18 Pine St) (1992) 11 cópias
Fighter (2003) 11 cópias
Where does the day go? (1969) 11 cópias
The Test (1992) 9 cópias
The get over a short story (2013) 7 cópias
Sweet illusions (1987) 6 cópias
Brainstorm (1977) 5 cópias
Fly, Jimmy, fly! (1974) 5 cópias
The dancers (1972) 5 cópias
Mojo and the Russians (1977) 5 cópias
The Party (18 Pine St. #2) (1992) 4 cópias
TAKING SIDES (18 Pine St) (1994) 3 cópias
Harlem blues (1996) 3 cópias
The Nicholas Factor (1983) 3 cópias
Pirate a short story (2011) 2 cópias
The Prince (18 Pine Street) (1992) 2 cópias
Sky Man (18 Pine Street) (1994) 2 cópias
INTENSIVE CARE (18 Pine St) (1993) 2 cópias
The House With 9 Rooms (2011) 2 cópias
Peto (2000) 2 cópias
Tags (HarperTeen Impulse) (2013) 2 cópias
Monster - Activity Pack (2005) 1 exemplar(es)
The magic forest 1 exemplar(es)
Sg Fallen Angels W/Conn (2001) 1 exemplar(es)
The Cruisers 1 exemplar(es)
Ace Crime Detective 1 exemplar(es)
The glory field 1 exemplar(es)
the outsider 1 exemplar(es)
18 pine st. 1 exemplar(es)
Monstrul 1 exemplar(es)
Potwor (2021) 1 exemplar(es)
The Golden Serpent 1 exemplar(es)
The Diary (18 Pine Street) (1994) 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Drácula (1897) — Introdução, algumas edições34,659 cópias
Guys Write for Guys Read (2005) — Contribuinte — 764 cópias
Flying Lessons and Other Stories (2017) — Contribuinte — 571 cópias
Fresh Ink: An Anthology (2018) — Contribuinte — 362 cópias
Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out (2008) — Contribuinte — 340 cópias
Guys Read: Thriller (2011) — Contribuinte — 315 cópias
Soul Looks Back in Wonder (1993) — Contribuinte — 204 cópias
Pick-Up Game: A Full Day of Full Court (2011) — Contribuinte — 107 cópias
The Color of Absence: 12 Stories About Loss and Hope (2001) — Contribuinte — 89 cópias
Visions: 19 Short Stories (1987) — Contribuinte — 72 cópias
911: The Book of Help (2002) — Contribuinte — 48 cópias
Best African American Fiction (2009) (2009) — Contribuinte — 47 cópias
Center Stage: One-Act Plays for Teenage Readers and Actors (1990) — Contribuinte — 47 cópias
Celebrate Cricket: 30 Years of Stories and Art (2003) — Contribuinte — 43 cópias
Trapped!: Cages of Mind and Body (1938) — Contribuinte — 43 cópias
Twelve Shots (1997) — Contribuinte — 39 cópias
Taking Aim: Power and Pain, Teens and Guns (2015) — Contribuinte — 37 cópias
Big City Cool: Short Stories About Urban Youth (2002) — Contribuinte — 35 cópias
Don't Give Up the Ghost: A Book of Ghost Stories (1993) — Contribuinte — 29 cópias
Funny You Should Ask (1992) — Contribuinte — 18 cópias

Etiquetado

19th century (654) African American (944) African Americans (368) basketball (263) biography (502) British literature (242) classic (1,366) classics (1,265) crime (212) Dracula (468) ebook (278) England (218) fantasy (706) fiction (4,518) gothic (900) Harlem (250) historical fiction (586) history (372) horror (3,018) Kindle (211) literature (592) non-fiction (415) novel (1,142) picture book (285) poetry (435) read (516) realistic fiction (796) short stories (616) size:large (309) size:medium (235) sports (387) supernatural (219) to-read (1,104) Transylvania (205) vampire (603) vampires (2,239) Victorian (297) war (328) YA (695) young adult (804)

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Monster by Walter Dean Myer em EDE3343 Teaching Adol Lit MS Sp 2012 (Janeiro 2012)

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I enjoyed this book. I liked the journal entries better than the film script parts though. Maybe that was because I read it too fast; I don't know. But I can say I have never read a novel like this before.
 
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Dances_with_Words | outras 348 resenhas | Jan 6, 2024 |
I read the original version first (the non graphic novel). I like the idea of this as a graphic novel, but after reading this I think the original book was a better format. The story is impactful in both formats, but I think it works better in the original.
 
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Dances_with_Words | outras 23 resenhas | Jan 6, 2024 |
This is a book about a school assignment. Sounds boring, right? Well, I think it managed to be as interesting as a book about a school assignment can be. See, there are these 8th graders: Zander, Kambui, Bobbi and LaShonda, collectively known as "The Cruisers" after an alternative school newspaper they produce. The Cruisers, all of them smart but unmotivated when it comes to school, are assigned to play the role of peacekeepers in a kind of mock Civil War going on at their school. The kids playing the part of the Confederacy take things too far, to the point where they offend people, especially the African-American students. Zander (who narrates the book) is one of the few black students at the school and the lead peacekeeper, so it ends up falling to him to put the Confederacy students in their place.

Zander has a unique way of putting things when he's trying to argue his point. For example, he won't get into a fight if he can't see the "win" in it. He keeps his cool as tempers flare over accusations of racism and arguments about free speech, so we get a pretty thoughtful, if slightly detached, discussion of slavery, history, and middle school culture. I wondered as I read if the Confederacy students really were purposely offensive, or if they were just callous or naive, but that's not really the point of the book. The point is how to deal with complex, senstive issues once they've been raised.

The book includes editorial pieces from The Cruiser as well as the official school paper. As I said, it's almost entirely focused on the Civil War assignment, but we do get to learn a little about the Cruisers' home lives. The parts with Zander and his actress mother were nice breaks from the school drama. I've heard there will be three other books to follow, probably one from the perspective of each Cruiser. Will they give up their lackadaisical attitude towards school by the end of the series? Maybe that's not the point...
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LibrarianDest | outras 9 resenhas | Jan 3, 2024 |
This was a good book. 4.5 out of 5 stars. I did enjoy it, it was a good read, especially since I had family that was on Omaha Beach on D-Day, but I don't know. Something just wasn't there for me to give it that extra half star. I would still read it again, I'm glad I read it and I would recommend it for sure.
 
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Beammey | outras 19 resenhas | Dec 21, 2023 |

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