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Walter Dean Myers named National Ambassador for Young People's Literature

Prolific author declares "Reading Is Not Optional"Acclaimed young adult and children's book author Walter Dean Myers will be the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, the Library of Congress announced Tuesday. Myers, 74, has won the Coretta Scott King Award five times, been honored with the Newbery Medal twice, was a finalist for the National Book Award and received the Printz Award for his bestselling book "Monster."

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  • Walter Dean Myers named National Ambassador for Young People's Literature
    Acclaimed young adult and children's book author Walter Dean Myers will be the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, the Library of Congress announced Tuesday. Myers, 74, has won the Coretta Scott King Award five times, been honored with the ...
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    I asked Myers, who is adamant about the need for children to read early and often, how parents can encourage a love for books. Below are his suggestion for parents of pre-readers, early readers and young adults. For the youngest kids (one month to four ...
    01/15/2012 - 11:00 pm | View Link
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    On Tuesday Mr. Myers, 74, will be named the national ambassador for young people’s literature, a sort of poet laureate of ... Florence and Herbert Dean, after his mother died when he was a small child. They moved to Harlem with Walter, who later added ...
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    Five-time Coretta Scott King Award winner Walter Dean Myers is the acclaimed author of a wide variety of nonfiction and fiction for young people.
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  • Walter Dean Myers
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    When Walter Dean Myers was born: August 12, 1937 in Martinsburg, West Virginia. Walter Dean Myers Background: Myers was born Walter Milton Myers, but was given away ...
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    Walter Dean Myers discovered at an early age that books could take him to places beyond his neighborhood. In this exclusive video interview with Reading Rockets ...
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