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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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    Five-time Coretta Scott King Award winner Walter Dean Myers was the acclaimed author of a wide variety of nonfiction and fiction for young people.
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    Author Awards. Nominated for 2014 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award; Named National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature by Library of Congress, 2012
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    Walter Dean Myers is the critically acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of more than 100 books for children and young adults. His award-winning body of work ...
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