Walter Dean Myers writes to instill values into young people. What values do his characters develop in his books?
How does Myers use setting to create conflict in his books?
What are some of the social, psychological, or economic obstacles that Myers’s characters overcome?
What are some of the controversial subjects explored by Myers? Why do some authorities consider these subjects unsuitable for young adults?
In what ways do good and evil and guilt and innocence motivate Myers’s characters?
How does Myers indicate the “coming of age” theme in his young adult books?