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Hoops By Walter Dean Myers Chapter Summary

Myers, Walter Dean. (b. 1937), poet, editor, and novelist. A versatile and prolific writer, Walter Dean Myers (also Walter M. Myers) has published short fiction, essays, and poetry in such disparate periodicals as the Liberator, Negro Digest, McCall's, Essence, Espionage, and Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine. He was a regular contributor to men's magazines until, as he says, "they gave themselves up to pornography." In 1968, he wrote his first children's book as an entry to a contest sponsored...

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Walter Dean Myers: Amazing Author

Walter Dean Myers is a well established author who writes compelling stories of the struggles of young adults. Walter Dean Myers became well known by his astounding achievements and amazing literature. A big part of what made Walter who he is today is his early life and how it affected his writing, his first success, his background, how his writing contributed to our youth, the controversies about him, and the fact of should his books be red in a high school. The great quality that Walter Dean...

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"Hoops" by Walter Dean Myers

The story I read and am writing my essay on is the book Hoops by Walter Dean Myers. The reason why I am writing this essay is because I like this is a great book. The book is about a seventeen year old boy named Lonnie, faces a difficult life with the harsh nagging of his mom and trying to become pro at basketball. Later on in this book Lonnie faces a really difficult decision if he wants to throw the game or if he wants to beat the opposing team. This is a great book because it teaches about friendship...

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Monster Book Review, Author: Walter Dean Myers.

Monster By Walter Dean Myers The main character in the novel Monster by Walter Dean Myers is 16-year-old Steve Harmon who has been arrested and put on trial for his part in a robbery in which a convenience store owner was killed. A question that people can ask while reading this novel is, was Steve Harmon truly the lookout for the convenience story robbery or was he in the wrong place at the wrong time? Regardless, he has been arrested for his part in the crime that led to the killing of the store's...

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Book Review of Monster by Walter Dean Myers

Monster by Walter Dean Myers Monster is the story about a 16 year old black boy named Steve Harmon from Harlem. Steve is on trial for a being a possible accomplice to a murder. The book begins with him in jail waiting for his trial to start. The story is written in screenplay format, due to Steve’s passion for filmmaking, along with Steve's journal writing which he does even in the courtroom. Steve writes this way to keep his sanity while being in prison during the trial. The majority of...

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Walter Dean Myers

Walter Dean Myers Walter Dean Myers is a writer of children's and young adult literature. Born in West Virginia in 1937, after his mother died, when Myers was only two, he was sent to live with foster parents. With these parents, Florence and Herbert Dean, Walter moved to Harlem. The Deans were good to Myers, and as an adult he took their last name as his own middle name, to honor them. Myers spent most of his young adult life in Harlem. "Harlem became my home and the place where my first impressions...

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Monster Walter Dean Myers

Monster, by Walter Dean Myers, is about a 16 year old Harlem boy named Steve Harmon. Steve gets tried for murder in a court of law because he supposedly was involved in the burglary/shooting of Mr. Nesbit, the convenience store clerk on December 22. Steve is wrongfully arrested, and spends time in jail awaiting his verdict, which he is found innocent for after a long trial. While in prison, Steve put his time to good use and wrote a play word for word based on his trial. This book falls under the...

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To Kill A Mockingbird: Chapter Summary

Kill A Mockingbird Chapters 3-5 Summary Chapter 3 summary Jean/scout tries to beat up Walter Cunningham at the school playground for getting her in trouble Jem stops her from beating Walter up and scout explained the situation to Jem Walter was invited by Jem to come and have lunch with him and Scout During lunch Atticus and Walter were talking about farming for most of the time Walter pours molasses all over his food which causes Scout to yell in surprise making Walter embarrassed, causing...

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Chapter Summary

Chapter Summaries Children of the Sea: 1) Two narrators in which they do not say their names in the book are in love and write to each other. 2) The female narrator in the book is mad because his father opposes her love for the man. 3) She finds out that he father gave up all his possessions to protect her from the macoutes. 4) The female narrator's family finds out that their neighbor was killed by the macoutes. 5) The male narrator who was a member of the youth federation fled...

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Chapter Summary

AP Government September 7, 2012 Chapter 2 Summary Within the first pages of this chapter, we are introduced with the topic of the constitution and actions of Gregory Lee Johnson. The case of Gregory Lee Johnson is about that of him burning an American flag and protesting that when the government became involved, it was against his freedom of speech. This is where the constitution of the United States comes into play and supersedes the ordinary law. The question though, what exactly is a constitution...

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