Awards

Author Awards

  • Nominated for 2014 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award
  • Named National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature by Library of Congress, 2012
  • Nominated for 2013 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award
  • New York City Literary Honor for Children’s Literature (inaugural year), 2012
  • Nominated for 2012 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award
  • Rutgers University Medal for the Literature of Children and Young Adults, 2011
  • Honorary Doctor of Letters from Amherst College, 2010
  • Nominated for 2011 Astrid Lindgren Award
  • Chicago Tribune Prize for Writers of Young Adult Literature, 2010
  • Coretta Scott King – Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement (inaugural year), 2010
  • Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award Nominee, 2009
  • Jeremiah Ludington Award (Educational Paperback Association), 2009
  • May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecturer, 2009
  • Katharine Drexel Award from the Catholic Library Association, 2008
  • West Virginia Library Association Literary Merit Award, 2008
  • University of Minnesota Kerlan Award, 2008
  • University of Southern Mississippi Medallion, 2006
  • The Library of Congress National Book Festival Participant, 2001, 2003
  • Virginia Hamilton Liberary Award (First), 1999
  • Anne V. Zarrow Award, 1996
  • Margaret A. Edwards Award for Lifetime Achievement, 1994
  • Alan Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Field of Young Adult Literature, 1994
  • MacDowell Fellowship, 1988
  • National Endowment for the Arts Grant, 1982
  • New Jersey State Council for the Arts Fellowship, 1981

Invasion New York, Scholastic, 2013 Grade: 6-8; 9-12 Ages: 12+
Invasion (2013)

  • Nominated for 2014 NAACP Image Awards in the category of Outstanding Literary Work for Youth/Teens

Darius-&-Twig

Darius & Twig (2013)

  • Named a Kirkus Best Book of the Year for 2013
  • Named a Booklist Top Ten Book for 2013 in the category of Black History Books for Youth
  • Named a Booklist Editors’ Choice for 2013
  • Featured in the Chicago Tribune’s “Best Children’s Books to Give as Gifts” for 2013
  • Featured in BCCB’s 2013 Guide Book to Gift Books
  • Newsday Summer 2013 Reading List selection
  • Coretta Scott King Author Award Honor Book, 2014
  • Named a 2014 ALA Notable Children’s Book
  • Named a 2014 Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers

The Cruisers: A Star is Born

The Cruisers Book 3: A Star Is Born (2012)

  • Nominated for 2014 Dolly Gray Children’s Literature Award


All the Right Stuff


All the Right Stuff (2012)

  • Selected as one of the 2013 Children’s Book Committee/Bank Street College of Education Best Children’s Books of the Year


Kick by Walter Dean Myers


Kick (2011)

  • Spring 2011 Kids’ Indie Next List: “Inspired Recommendations for Kids from Indie Booksellers.”


Lockdown by Walter Dean Myers


Lockdown (2010)

  • 2011 YALSA QuickPick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers
  • Coretta Scott King Honor Award, 2011
  • NAACP Image Award Finalist, 2011
  • National Book Award Finalist in Young People’s Literature category, 2010


The Cruisers by Walter Dean Myers


The Cruisers (2010)

  • 2010 Parent’s Choice Award Winner
  • 2010 Book Links Lasting Connections


Riot


Riot (2009)

  • Nominated for the 2014 YALSA Popular Paperback List in the Conflicted: Life During Wartime category
  • Nominated for ALA’s Popular Paperback List, 2013
  • Booklist Online Top 10 History Books for Youth, 2010


Looking Like Me by Walter Dean Myers


Looking Like Me (2009)

  • School Library Journal Best Books of 2009
  • Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Book 2009


Dope Sick by Walter Dean Myers


Dope Sick (2009)

  • American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults Nominee


Game by Walter Dean Myers


Game  (2008)

  • Children’s Book Council Teen Choice Book Award Nominee
  • Cooperative Children’s Book Center Choice


Sunrise Over Fallujah by Walter Dean Myers


Sunrise Over Fallujah (2008)

  • Christopher Award in Books for Young People Category
  • Cooperative Children’s Book Center Choice
  • New York Times Best Book of 2008
  • School Library Journal Best Book of the Year


Harlem Summer by Walter Dean Myers


Harlem Summer  (2007)

  • Book Sense Children’s Pick Nominee
  • Cooperative Children’s Book Center Choice
  • International Reading Association Notable Book for a Global Soceity
  • National Council for Social Studies/Children’s Book Council “Notable Children’s Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies���
  • Parents’ Choice Silver Honor Award


what-they-found

What They Found: Love on 145th Street (2007)

  • American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults
  • American Library Association Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers
  • Booklist Editor’s Choice Selection
  • Cooperative Children’s Book Center Choice
  • Great Lakes Book Award Nominee
  • Junior Library Guild Selection
  • Kirkus Reviews Best Young Adult Book of 2007
  • Los Angeles Times Book Award Finalist
  • New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age
  • School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
  • Teens Author Spotlight

Jazz by Walter Dean Myers


Jazz (2006)

  • Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award Honor Book
  • American Library Association Notable Children’s Book
  • Book Links Best New Book for the Classroom
  • Booklist Editor’s Choice Selection
  • Booklist Top 10 Black History Title for Youth
  • Golden Kite Award for Picture Book Text (SCBWI)
  • Hans Christian Andersen Award Honor List (Illustrator Honor)
  • International Reading Association Notable Book for a Global Society
  • Kirkus Reviews Editor�������s Choice Award
  • Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award
  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Image Award for Outstanding Literacy Work in Poetry Nominee
  • New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing
  • Odyssey Award for Excellence in Audiobook Production (First)
  • Parenting Magazine “Mom-Tested��� Book of the Year
  • Publishers Weekly 100 Best Books of the Year


Harlem Hellfighters: When Pride Met Courage


Harlem Hellfighters (2006)

  • Book Sense Children’s Pick
  • New York Library Association Book of the Season


Street Love


Street Love (2006)

  • American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults
  • American Library Association Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers
  • Horn Book Fanfare Honor List
  • Kirkus Reviews Best Children’s Book of 2006
  • New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age


Autobiography of My Dead Brother
Illustrated by Christopher Myers���New York, HarperCollins, 2005
Grade Level: 8-12 Ages: 13+


Autobiography of My Dead Brother (2005)

  • National Book Award Honor for Young People’s Literature
  • American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults
  • Bank Street College of Education Best Children���s Book of the Year, Starred Award for Outstanding Merit
  • New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age


Antarctica: Journeys to the South Pole


Antarctica (2004)

  • National Council for Social Studies/Children’s Book Council “Notable Children’s Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies”
  • New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age


I’ve Seen the Promised Land: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by Walter Dean Myers


I’ve Seen The Promised Land: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (2004)

  • Bulletin of the Center for Children���s Books Blue Ribbon Book


Shooter by Walter Dean Myers


Shooter (2004)

  • American Library Association Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers
  • Atlanta Journal & Constitution Kids��� Corner Pick of the Lists
  • New York Book Show in the Young Adult Fiction Children’s Trade Hardcover One-Color Category, 1st Place
  • New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age


Here In Harlem by Walter Dean Myers


Here in Harlem: Poems in Many Voices (2004)

  • American Library Association Notable Children’s Book
  • Bank Street College of Education Best Children’s Book of the Year
  • Chicago Public Library “Best of the Best Books for Great Kids”
  • Chicago Public Library “Children’s Books for Year Round Gift Giving”
  • Children’s Book Committee at Bank Street College of Eductaion Claudia Lewis Award for Best Poetry Book of the Year
  • Cooperative Children’s Book Center Choice
  • Kirkus Reviews End of Year Round Up for Best Book of the Year
  • Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award
  • Lion and the Unicorn Award for Excellence in North American Poetry Honor Book
  • Paterson Prize for Books for Young People, Grades 4-6
  • Society of School Librarians Best Book Award
  • Texas Tayshas Reading List
  • Voice of Youth Advocates Nonfiction Honor List
  • Washington D.C. Capitol Choice


USS Constellation: Pride of the American Navy


USS Constellation: Pride of the American Navy (2004)

  • Book Links “Adventures on the High Seas��� Classroom Connections


The Beast


The Beast (2003)

  • International Reading Association Notable Book for a Global Society
  • New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing


Blues Journey


Blues Journey (2003)

  • American Library Association Notable Children’s Book
  • Boston Globe/Horn Book Award Honor Book
  • Bank Street College of Education Best Children’s Book of the Year
  • Booklist Top 10 Black History Title for Youth
  • Booklist Youth Arts Top 10
  • Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books Blue Ribbon Book
  • Chicago Public Library “Best of the Best��� Book for Kids and Teens
  • Horn Book Fanfare Honor List
  • Kirkus Reviews Editor���s Choice List
  • Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award Honor Book
  • National Council for Social Studies/Children’s Book Council “Notable Children’s Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies”
  • New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing
  • Pennsylvania School Librarians Association (PSLA) Young Adult Top Forty Nonfiction Title


The Dream Bearer


The Dream Bearer (2003)

  • Bank Street College of Education Best Children’s Book of the Year
  • New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age


Handbook for Boys: A Novel


Handbook for Boys (2002)

  • Atlanta Journal & Constitution Kids’ Corner Pick of the Lists
  • New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age


Patrol: An American Soldier in Vietnam


Patrol: An American Soldier in Vietnam (2002)

  • Book Sense 76 Pick
  • Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books Blue Ribbon Book
  • California Young Reader Medal Nominee
  • International Reading Association/Children’s Book Council Children’s Choice
  • Jane Addams Peace Association Children’s Book Award Honor Book
  • Maine Student Book Award Master List
  • National Council for Social Studies/Children’s Book Council “Notable Children’s Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies”
  • New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age
  • New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing
  • Parenting Magazine “Best Books of the Year” Finalist
  • Parenting Magazine Book of the Year Award
  • Vermont’s Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children’s Book Award


Three Swords for Granada


Three Swords for Granada (2002)

  • Children’s Literature Committee Book Banter – “Books to Read Between Harry Potter Novels”
  • Society of School Librarians International Best Book Award Program Honor List


Bad Boy by Walter Dean Myers

Bad Boy (2001)

  • American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults
  • American Book Association Kids��� Pick of the List
  • Barnes & Noble Top Picks of 2001
  • Book Sense 76 Pick
  • Borders’ Original Voices Award in the Young Adult Category Nominee
  • Cooperative Children’s Book Center Choice
  • Kentucky Bluegrass Book Award Nominee
  • National Council for Social Studies/Children’s Book Council “Notable Children’s Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies”
  • National Council of Teachers of English Notable Children’s Book in the Language Arts
  • New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age
  • Parents’ Guide to Children’s Media Outstanding Achievement in Books Honor
  • Smithsonian Notable Book
  • TeenReads.com Best Book of 2001 Award
  • Tennessee’s Volunteer State Book Award Nominee
  • Vermont’s Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children’s Book Award Master List


The Blues of Flats Brown


The Blues of Flats Brown (2000)

  • American Library Association Notable Children’s Book
  • Audie Award for Excellence in Audio Publishing, Children’s Title for Ages 0-7
  • Parents��� Choice Gold Award
  • School Library Journal Curriculum Connections


The Greatest Muhammad Ali

The Greatest: Muhammad Ali (2000)

  • American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults
  • American Library Association Notable Children’s Book
  • American Library Association Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers
  • Book Links “Lasting Connection”
  • Booklist Editor’s Choice Selection
  • Cooperative Children’s Book Center Choice


Malcolm-X

Malcolm X: A Fire Burning Brightly (2000)

  • National Council for Social Studies/Children’s Book Council “Notable Children���s Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies”
  • New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing
  • School Library Journal Best Book of the Year

145th Street: Short Stories


145th Street: Short Stories (2000)

  • American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults
  • American Library Association Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers
  • Boston Globe/Horn Book Award Honor Book
  • Horn Book Fanfare Honor List
  • Texas Tayshas Reading List


Monster by Walter Dean Myers

Monster (1999)

  • Michael L. Printz Award (First)
  • Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award Honor Book
  • National Book Award Honor for Young People’s Literature
  • New York Times Bestseller
  • American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults
  • American Library Association Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers
  • American Library Association Teen Best Books for Young Adults
  • Boston Globe/Horn Book Award Honor Book
  • Amazon.com Top Ten Teen Books
  • Book Sense 76 Pick
  • Booklist Editor’s Choice Selection
  • Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books Blue Ribbon Book
  • Edgar Allan Poe Award Nominee
  • Heartland Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature Finalist
  • Horn Book Fanfare Honor List
  • International Board on Books for Young People Honor List
  • Kentucky Bluegrass Book Award Finalist
  • Los Angeles Times Book Award Finalist
  • Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Book Award in High School Category Nominee
  • New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age
  • New York Times Notable Children���s Book
  • Ohio Buckeye Children’s Book Award Nominee
  • Parents’ Guide to Children���s Media Outstanding Achievement in Books Honor
  • Publishers Weekly 100 Best Books of the Year
  • Riverbank Review Children’s Book of Distinction
  • Texas Tayshas Reading List
  • Wyoming Soaring Eagle Award Nominee


At Her Majesty’s Request


At Her Majesty���s Request: An African Princess in Victorian England (1999)

  • National Council of Teachers of English Orbis Pictus Honor Book Award for Outstanding Non-fiction
  • American Bookseller Pick of the List
  • Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books Blue Ribbon Book
  • Children’s Book Council���s “Not Just For Children Anymore!” Choice Book
  • National Council for Social Studies/Children’s Book Council “Notable Children’s Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies���
  • New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing


Slam! by Walter Dean Myers


Slam (1998)

  • Coretta Scott King Author Award Honor Book
  • American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults
  • American Library Association Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers
  • International Reading Association Youth Choice
  • M. Jerry Weiss Book Award
  • New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age
  • Parents’ Choice Award
  • South Carolina Young Adult Book Award


Harlem by Walter Dean Myers


Harlem (1997)

  • Caldecott Award Honor Book
  • Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award Honor Book
  • Boston Globe/Horn Book Award Honor Book
  • Children���s Book Council’s “Not Just For Children Anymore!” Choice Book


Toussaint L���overtoure: The Fight for Haiti’s Freedom



Toussaint L’Overture: The Fight for Haiti’s Freedom (1996)

  • American Library Association Notable Children���s Book


One More River to Cross: An African American Photograph Album


One More River to Cross (1996)

  • American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults
  • Golden Kite Award Honor Book for Nonfiction (SCBWI)
  • National Council for Social Studies/Children’s Book Council “Notable Children’s Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies”
  • New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age
  • Parents’ Choice Recommended Winner


Story of the Three Kingdoms

Story of the Three Kingdoms (1995)

  • Parents’ Choice Foundation Paperback Book Honor

 


The Glory Field

The Glory Field (1994)

  • New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age

 


brown-angels

Brown Angels (1993)

  • American Library Association Notable Children’s Book
  • Library of Congress Children���s Book
  • National Council of Teachers of English Notable Children’s Book in the Language Arts
  • New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age
  • Parenting Best Books of the Year


Malcolm X: By Any Means Necessary by Walter Dean Myers


Malcolm X: By Any Means Necessary (1993)

  • Coretta Scott King Author Award Honor Book
  • American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults
  • American Library Association Notable Children’s Book
  • Horn Book Fanfare Honor List
  • International Reading Association Teachers’ Choice
  • International Reading Association Young Adult Choice
  • Library of Congress Children’s Book
  • National Council for Social Studies/Children’s Book Council “Notable Children���s Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies”
  • New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age


Somewhere in the Darkness by Walter Dean Myers


Somewhere in the Darkness (1992)

  • Newbery Honor Book Award
  • Coretta Scott King Author Award Honor Book
  • American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults
  • American Library Association Notable Children���s Book
  • American Library Association Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers
  • Boston Globe/Horn Book Award Honor Book
  • Booklist Editor’s Choice Selection
  • Horn Book Fanfare Honor List
  • New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age
  • School Library Journal Best Book of the Year


The Righteous Revenge of Artemis Bonner

The Righteous Revenge of Artemis Bonner (1992)

  • American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults
  • Library of Congress Children���s Book
  • New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age
  • Parents’ Choice Award

Now is Your Time! The African American Struggle for Freedom by Walter Dean Myers


Now Is Your Time!: The African-American Struggle for Freedom (1991)

  • Coretta Scott King Author Award Honor Book
  • American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults
  • American Library Association Notable Children’s Book
  • National Council of Teachers of English Orbis Pictus Honor Book Award for Outstanding Non-fiction
  • Golden Kite Award Honor Book for Nonfiction (SCBWI)
  • Horn Book Fanfare Honor List
  • Jane Addams Peace Association Children���s Book Award Honor Book
  • Library of Congress Children’s Book
  • National Council of Social Studies Carter G. Woodson Book Award Outstanding Merit Book
  • New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age

The Mouse Rap

The Mouse Rap (1990)

  • American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults
  • Library of Congress Children’s Book
  • New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age
  • Parents’ Choice Award
  • Parenting, Reaidng Magic Award Honorable Mention


Scorpions by Walter Dean Myers


Scorpions (1988)

  • Newbery Honor Book Award
  • American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults
  • American Library Association Notable Children’s Book
  • American Library Association Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers
  • American Library Association Best of the Best Book (YA)
  • American Library Association: The USA Through Children���s Books
  • International Reading Association/Children’s Book Council Young Adult Choice
  • Judy Lopez Memorial Award, Honorable Mention
  • Library of Congress Children’s Books
  • New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age


Me, Mop and the Moondance Kid

Me, Mop, and the Moondance Kid (1988)

  • American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults


Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers


Fallen Angels (1988)

  • Coretta Scott King Author Award Book
  • American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults
  • American Library Association Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers
  • ABC Choice
  • Booklist Editor’s Choice Selection
  • Horn Book Fanfare Honor List
  • International Reading Association/Children’s Book Council Young Adult Choice
  • National Council for Social Studies/Children’s Book Council “Notable Children’s Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies”
  • New York Charlotte Award
  • Parents’ Choice Award
  • School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
  • South Carolina Young Adult Book Award


crystal

Crystal (1987)

  • Parents’ Choice Award


Motown and Didi by Walter Dean Myers


Motown and Didi (1984)

  • Coretta Scott King Author Award Honor Book


The Outside Shot


The Outside Shot (1984)

  • Parents’ Choice Award


Tales of a Dead King


Tales of a Dead King (1983)

  • New Jersey Institute of Technology Author Award


Won't Know Till I Get There


Won’t Know Til I Get There (1982)

  • Parents’ Choice Award


The Legend of Tarik


Legend of Tarik (1981)

  • American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults
  • National Council for Social Studies/Children’s Book Council “Notable Children’s Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies”


Hoops


Hoops (1981)

  • American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults
  • Edgar Allan Poe Award Nominee


The Young Landlords by Walter Dean Myers


The Young Landlords (1979)

  • Coretta Scott King Author Award Honor Book
  • American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults
  • American Library Association Notable Children’s Book


it-aint-all-for-nothing

It Ain’t All for Nothin��� (1978)

  • American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults
  • American Library Association Notable Children’s Book


Fast Same, Cool Clyde and Stuff by Walter Dean Myers


Fast Sam, Cool Clyde, and Stuff (1975)

  • Coretta Scott King Author Award Honor Book
  • American Library Association Notable Children’s Book


The Dancers


The Dancers (1972)

  • Child Study Association of America���s Children’s Books of the Year


Where Does the Day Go


Where Does the Day Go? (1969)

  • Council on Interracial Books for Children Award