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Encyclopedia > Eric Walters

Eric Walters (b. March 3, 1957) is one of Canada's leading authors of young adult fiction, and the only three-time winner of the Silver Birch Award (a children's book award in the province of Ontario, created in 1994 by the Ontario Library Association). is the 62nd day of the year (63rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


He was born in Toronto raised up in Toronto’s west end, which is a rather poor section of Toronto. When Eric was about 10 to 15-years-old, he wanted to be a teacher; at the time there were few jobs for teachers, but by the time he grew up the market was more open. In college, he wanted to be a psychologist and got an honours degree in psychology in 1979 from York University. After he graduated from York, he wanted to pursue the life of a teacher; therefore he went to University of Toronto to get his Bachelor of Education. He is now employed as a writer of young adult fiction, and a crisis social worker with Credit Valley Hospital. York University (French: Universit̩ York), located in Toronto, Ontario, is Canadas third-largest university and has produced several of the countrys top leaders in the fields of law, politics, business, space sciences, and fine arts. ... The University of Toronto (U of T) is a coeducational public research university in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... A social worker is a person employed in the administration of charity, social service, welfare, and poverty agencies, advocacy, or religious outreach programs. ...


Eric first started writing when he noticed that his grade five class are apathetic to reading, to solve this problem, he wrote a book called, Stand Your Ground, which features the neighborhood, the school and some of his students.


Eric Walters has a series of eight basketball books and counting, and the main characters are Nick and Kia, who are ten-year olds who play on rep-teams for Mississauga.


After that, he published thirty-two more novels, and a few scheduled for the coming years.


External links

  • Eric Walters' Website
  • Interview with Eric Walters

 
 

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