Guys Read: Pirate

Abdullah Syed Hari is fourteen years old. He loves his family and his friends. And he is a Somali pirate. A short story from Guys Read: Thriller, edited by Jon Scieszka.

An Interview With Walter Dean Myers on Magic Realism

Myers describes his process for gathering research, distilling information, and working with his editor to create powerful stories that engage young adult readers.

An Interview With Walter Dean Myers on the Writing Process

Myers describes his process for gathering research, distilling information, and working with his editor to create powerful stories that engage young adult readers.

Kick

For the very first time in his decades-long career writing for teens, acclaimed and beloved author Walter Dean Myers writes with a teen, Ross Workman.Kevin Johnson is thirteen...

Harlem Summer

Myers is at his clever best in this witty and action-packed, coming-of-age story of a teenager's summer during the Harlem Renaissance and his run-ins with famous gangsters,...

Somewhere in the Darkness

Jimmy hasn't seen his father in nine years. But one day he comes back -- on the run from the law. Together, the two of them travel across the country -- where Jimmy's dad will...

A Star is Born

The Cruiser, the alternative newspaper published by Zander and his crew of middle school misfits, is alive and well. And now there's plenty to report on when LaShonda, one of the...

Checkmate

Walter Dean Myers explores the world of competitive chess seen through the eyes of a group of middle school kids whose self-published newspaper tells it like it is.Sidney...

An Interview With Walter Dean Myers on Where the Ideas Come From

Myers discusses the personal experiences he mines for his stories: life as a foster child, growing up in Harlem, a love of basketball, high school truancy, and his service in...

Dope Sick

Best-selling author Walter Dean Myers has received two Newbery Honors and was the first ever recipient of the Michael L. Printz Award. At a young age, Lil J. Skin started stealing...

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