"As an author, his accolades are nearly too numerous to count: National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, Margaret A. Edwards Award winner, (first) Printz Award winner, Coretta Scott King Author Award winner, Newbery honoree, Boston Globe-Horn Book honoree, National Book Award finalist, and on. He wrote everything from gritty contemporary fiction and war-set historical fiction to short stories, memoir, poetry, picture books, nonfiction, and middle-school series — over one hundred books in total, and all of them beloved.
Mr. Myers, "a force for good in the children and YA book world" passed away this July. He will be sorely missed.
Horn Book Magazine