Walter Dean Myers Award Winners

The Walter Dean Myers Award for Outstanding Children's Literature, also known as “The Walter,” is named for prolific children’s and young adult author ...more

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Red, White, and Whole

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4.46 avg rating — 3,971 ratings
Walter Dean Myers Award for Younger Readers Category (2022)
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Firekeeper's Daughter

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4.38 avg rating — 74,062 ratings
Walter Dean Myers Award for Teen Category (2022)
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When Stars Are Scattered

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4.67 avg rating — 17,587 ratings
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Punching the Air

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4.46 avg rating — 16,725 ratings
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The Bridge Home

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4.28 avg rating — 8,757 ratings
Walter Dean Myers Award for Younger Readers Category (2020)
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Laura Dean Keeps Breaking U...

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3.91 avg rating — 47,365 ratings
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Ghost Boys

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4.38 avg rating — 25,133 ratings
Walter Dean Myers Award for Younger Readers Category (2019)
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The Poet X

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4.39 avg rating — 103,460 ratings
Walter Dean Myers Award for Teen Category (2019)
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Schomburg: The Man Who Buil...

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4.11 avg rating — 1,189 ratings
Walter Dean Myers Award for Younger Readers Category (2018)
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Long Way Down

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4.26 avg rating — 93,932 ratings
Walter Dean Myers Award for Teen Category (2018)
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March: Book Three (March, #3)

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4.66 avg rating — 18,851 ratings
Walter Dean Myers Award (2017)
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All American Boys

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4.32 avg rating — 38,793 ratings
Walter Dean Myers Award (2016)
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Root Magic

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4.23 avg rating — 1,932 ratings
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Borders

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3.96 avg rating — 1,627 ratings
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Revolution in Our Time: The...

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4.40 avg rating — 370 ratings
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Last Night at the Telegraph...

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4.28 avg rating — 32,940 ratings
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Everything Sad Is Untrue

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4.35 avg rating — 9,081 ratings
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King and the Dragonflies

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4.36 avg rating — 7,417 ratings
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Almost American Girl

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4.24 avg rating — 10,445 ratings
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We Are Not Free

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4.36 avg rating — 6,308 ratings
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Other Words for Home

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4.46 avg rating — 24,074 ratings
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A Good Kind of Trouble

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4.27 avg rating — 6,187 ratings
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With the Fire on High

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4.21 avg rating — 71,310 ratings
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Pet

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4.18 avg rating — 19,684 ratings
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The Night Diary

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4.22 avg rating — 14,530 ratings
Walter Dean Myers Award Nominee for Younger Readers Category (2019)
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The Astonishing Color of After

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4.09 avg rating — 26,823 ratings
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Monday's Not Coming

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4.25 avg rating — 31,104 ratings
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They Call Me Güero: A Borde...

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4.08 avg rating — 1,586 ratings
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Forest World

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3.64 avg rating — 311 ratings
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Disappeared (Disappeared, #1)

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3.81 avg rating — 1,396 ratings
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