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Walter Dean Myers Mary Ellen Snodgrass

Walter Dean Myers

Mary Ellen Snodgrass

Published March 1st 2006
ISBN : 9780786424566
Paperback
309 pages
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Walter Dean Myers, preeminent author of teen fiction biography and verse, refines the image of black characters that are frequently trivialized or vilified in juvenile literature, advertising, television, and film. This volume introduces readers toMoreWalter Dean Myers, preeminent author of teen fiction biography and verse, refines the image of black characters that are frequently trivialized or vilified in juvenile literature, advertising, television, and film. This volume introduces readers to both the writer and his work, with an emphasis on the characters, dates, events, motifs, and themes. Myerss 101 A-to-Z entries offer concise, analytical discussion on all topics and include generous citations from primary and secondary sources. Each entry concludes with a selected bibliography on such subjects as segregation, Malcolm X, urbanism, writing, metafiction, drugs and alcohol, slavery, and the Vietnam War. Appendices offer a timeline of historical events in Myerss writings and 40 topics for group or individual projects, oral analysis, background material, and theme development. A map of Harlem (where many of the stories are set), genealogical diagrams for characters, and an author chronology are included.