Autobiography of My Dead Brother
By Walter Dean Myers
Publisher: HarperTempest (HarperCollins)
Current & Digital Publisher: Amistad (HarperCollins)
Reading Level: Ages 13 & Up
YPL Finalists That Year:
- Adele Griffin for Where I Want to Be
- Chris Lynch for Inexcusable
- Walter Dean Myers for Autobiography of My Dead Brother
- Deborah Wiles for Each Little Bird That Sings
YPL Winner That Year: Jeanne Birdsall for The Penderwicks
Judges That Year: Mari Evans, Claudia Mills, Jim Murphy, Liz Rosenberg, Rita Williams-Garcia
The Year in Literature: Kira-Kira by Cynthia Kadohata won the Newbery Medal. How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff won the Printz Award.
- Walter Dean Myers was also a Finalist in 1999 for Monster and in 2011 for Lockdown.
- Considered one of the preeminent writers of young people’s literature, Myers has written almost 100 books in a career spanning over forty years.
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