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Walter Dean Myers, celebrated young adult author, dies at 76
Walter Dean Myers, celebrated young adult author, dies at 76

Walter Dean Myers, a celebrated author known for writing books about young African Americans, such as "Monster," "Fallen Angels" and "Hoops," has died. He was 76. "Walter's many award-winning books do not shy away from the sometimes gritty truth of growing up.... He wrote with heart and he spoke to teens in a language they understood," Susan Katz, president and publisher of HarperCollins Children's Books, said in a statement. HarperCollins said he died Tuesday after a brief illness. Myers' work includes six Newbery Honor Books and three National Book Award finalists. He won the first-ever Michael L. Printz Award for young adult...

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