Books Walter Dean Myers Books by Walter Dean Myers Walter Dean Myers has written books about: Children's Books Young Adult Fiction Historical Fiction Mysteries, Thrillers & Crime Nonfiction Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Walter Dean Myers Author Interviews Walter Dean Myers, A 'Bad Boy' Makes Good August 19, 2008 Growing up, the only authors Walter Dean Myers read in school were white and British. But when he discovered Langston Hughes and Richard Wright, he realized that he, too, could be a writer. Now, Myers works to encourage the next generation. Walter Dean Myers, A 'Bad Boy' Makes Good Listen Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/93699480/93728961" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Novel Ideas Walter Dean Myers: An Outline Plus Family Advice November 28, 2006 We've asked fiction writers from all genres for the essence of noveling: how they write, how they overcome writer's block and their best written sentence. Today's Author: children's author Walter Dean Myers.