Walter Dean Myers
*Walter Dean Myers was born on this date in 1937. He was an African American author who specialized in children’s books.
Born in Martinsburg, West Virginia. His mother, Mary died after the birth of his younger sister Imogene. His father, George, sent Walter to live with his first wife, Florence Dean, and her husband, Herbert Dean, in Harlem, along with Florence and George’s two daughters. Walter Milton Myers would eventually adopt the middle name “Dean” to honor Florence and Herbert.