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Children's Authors & Illustrators: Walter Dean Myers

This guide is a starting point for children and young adult author and illustrator resources.
Included with each page is a listing of AU Library collection holdings, journal articles available in library databases, and internet resources.

Juvenile Collection

These books are part of the main juvenile circulating collection; each title is linked to the Ashland University library catalog record for more information. Call numbers presented below each title will help locate books on the second floor of Ashland University library. Directional signs are located at the end of each row (stack), be sure to stop in the IRC if you need help finding a book!

Article Resources: Library Databases

The following articles are available using Ashland University Library’s database collection; links will direct you to the article presented.

Accessing from off campus? It will be necessary to authenticate using your AU ID number and last name prior to viewing article selections.

Search AU Library and OhioLINK databases for additional author and illustrator information as well as access to book reviews in Booklist, Book Links, Horn Book Magazine, School Library Journal, and Publishers Weekly using Academic Search Complete, Education Research Complete, Literature Resource Center, and Education Full Text.


Franzak, J., & Noll, E. (2006). Monstrous acts: Problematizing violence in young adult literature. Journal Of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 49(8), 662-672. Retrieve from EBSCOhost.

Groenke, S., & Youngquist, M. (2011). Are We Postmodern Yet? Reading Monster With 21st-Century Ninth Graders. Journal Of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 54(7), 505-513. Retrieved from EBSCOhost.

Ishola, O. (2007). An Interview with Walter Dean Myers. World Literature Today, 81(3), 63-65. Retrieved from EBSCOhost.

Kynard, C. (2008). "The Blues Playingest Dog You Ever Heard Of": (Re)positioning Literacy Through African American Blues Rhetoric. Reading Research Quarterly, 43(4), 356-373. Retrieved from EBSCOhost.

Lane, R. D. (1998). `Keepin' it real': Walter Dean Myers and the promise of African-American children's literature. African American Review, 32(1), 125. Retrieved from EBSCOhost.

Internet Resources: Video

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