Children's writer Walter Dean Myers is dead at 76

July 2, 2014 10:51 PM

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Children's writer Walter Dean Myers is dead at 76

Whenever Walter Dean Myers wrote a book — and he published nearly 100 of them for children and teens — he would ask his wife, Connie, to assemble a collage of related images that he hung above his desk.

"I like to look up and have my characters looking back at me," Myers told USA TODAY in a 2008 interview at his home in Jersey City.

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