Awards

  • 2000 Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Literature for Young Adults
  • Jane Addams Children's Book Award
  • Margaret A. Edwards Award for his contribution to young adult literature
  • Two-time Newbery Honor recipient
  • Five-time winner of the Coretta Scott King Award
  • Four-time recipient of the Coretta Scott King Honor
  • Two-time National Book Award Finalist

Reviews by Book

Autobiography of My Dead Brother
"This novel is like photorealism; it paints a vivid and genuine portrait of life that will have a palpable effect on its readers."
-School Library Journal

  • National Book Award Finalist
  • ALA BBYA selection
  • NYPL Books for the Teen Age selection
  • Kirkus starred review
  • Booklist starred review

"What will affect readers most is Jessie's sharp, sometimes poetic first-person voice and spirited, rhythmic dialogue of other vivid characters"
-Booklist

Monster
"Chilling and engrossing"
-The New York Times Book Review

"The sheer authenticity of the novel and its presentation are disquieting - and totally riveting"
-Boston Globe -Horn Book

"A riveting courtroom drama that will leave a powerful, haunting impression on young minds."
-Publishers Weekly

Bad Boy; a Memoir
"[A] superb memoir. Young writers will find inspiration here."
-School Library Journal

Slam!
"Open to any page, and let Myers' skill with words pull you into the Story. Slam! Will fly off the shelves into the hands of basketball fans, and will give them a lot more than a game."
-Voices of Youth Advocates

Shooter
"In this chilling cautionary tale, Myers revisits the themes of his Monster and Scorpions in a slightly more detached structure, but the outcome is every bit as moving. Readers will find themselves racing through the pages, then turning back to pore over the details once more."
- Publishers Weekly

"In addition to young adults who will find this story intensely readable as well as intense, adults working with teens should read and discuss the questions and implications that the tale reveals."
- School Library Journal

Here in Harlem
"The volume celebrates the varied music of the neighborhood - plaintive, joyful, expansive, sly, and bluesy... One of Myers' best - and that's saying a lot. Sure to be a classic."
-Kirkus Reviews

"Whether used as a performance piece or read from cover to cover, this unusual poetry book will be long remembered."
-Booklist




"Myers is arguably one of the most important writers of children's books of our age..."

-Kirkus Reviews