Bishop, Rudine Sims. Presenting Walter Dean Myers. Boston: Twayne, 1991. Brief monograph meant to introduce readers to Myers and his work, providing serious analysis of the novels and of young adult literature generally.
Burshtein, Karen. Walter Dean Myers. New York: Rosen, 2004.
Goff, Stanley, and Robert Sanders. Brothers: Black Soldiers in the Nam. Novato, Calif.: Presidio, 1982. Study of the experience of African American soldiers in the Vietnam War. Provides useful context for Myers’s novel.
Snodgrass, Mary Ellen. Walter Dean Myers: A Literary Companion. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, 2006. Extensive study of the author’s life and work, emphasizing literary analysis of those characteristics of his fiction that are of particular interest to young adult readers.
Jordan, Denise M. Walter Dean Myers: Writer for Real Teens. Berkeley Heights, N.J.: Enslow, 1999.
“Walter Dean Myers.” In Writers for Young Adults, edited by Ted Hipple. Vol. 2. New York: Scribner, 1997. Overview of Myers’s career and his place in the young adult canon.
“Walter Dean Myers: Fallen Angels.” In Civil Rights Movements to Future Times. Vol. 5 in Literature and Its Times: Profiles of Two Hundred Notable Literary Works and the Historical Events that Influenced Them, edited by Joyce Moss and George Wilson. Detroit: Gale Research, 1997. Study of the place of Fallen Angels in American literary and cultural history, as well as of the Vietnam War and its influence on the book and on American culture.