Interview with Walter Dean Myers at BEA06

Today marked another great moment for First Book. Award-winning author Walter Dean Myers — that is, MR. Walter Dean Myers to the fans of Sharon Creech’s Love That Dog — signed copies of his new book from HarperCollins Children’s Books, The Harlem Hellfighters. Mr. Walter Dean Myers sat down to chat with me for what was perhaps the highlight of my BEA 2006 experience. Listen to the interview to hear about his thoughts on James Baldwin, what it’s like to be a character in a book, and more!

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4 comments on “Interview with Walter Dean Myers at BEA06
  1. Jen W. says:

    One of the best moments of Mr. Walter Dean Myers signing happened after he was finished and getting ready to leave. A teacher shyly came up to him and told him, in a shaky, tear-filled voice that was choked with emotion, that his writing had made a difference in the lives of the children that she’s taught for nearly 25 years. You could just tell the impact that his work had on her…it was an incredibly special moment.

  2. Rhoshonda Williams says:

    Hello! I was wondering how to get in touch with Mr. Myers. I wanted to send a request for him to visit the middle school where I teach. If you have any information, please forward at your earliest convenience. Thank you.

  3. Emily says:

    I just got done reading one of Mr. Myers Books and I LOVED it!!! I’ in Middle School and I’m actually using one of his books as a project for My English Class! The Book was .. MONSTER!!

  4. Hello! I was alos wondering how to send a request to Mr. Nyers to visit a Washington, DC middle school that we have adopted. We have selected two of Mr. Myer’s books for the students to read. Please forward the info at your earliest convenience. Thank you. 10/09/07