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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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    Jeff Glor talks to Walter Dean Myers about his appointment as the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature - a position created by the Library of Congress to raise awareness of the importance of literacy. The Center for the Book in the Library of ...
    03/23/2012 - 8:54 am | View Link
  • Library of Congress names Jersey City author Walter Dean Myers as its National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature
    That’s the message Jersey City author Walter Dean Myers hopes to drive into the minds of young people across the nation. On Jan. 10, the Library of Congress named the 74-year-old writer the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. The award ...
    01/25/2012 - 2:05 pm | View Link
  • Walter Dean Myers, the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, on raising readers
    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 ...
    01/16/2012 - 3:00 am | View Link
  • Walter Dean Myers Appointed New National Ambassador For Young Readers
    This morning, Walter Dean Myers was appointed the new National Ambassador for Young People's Literature. He is an author of literature for young adults, and although he has penned over 100 works, he is perhaps best known for "Fallen Angels," a Vietnam War ...
    01/4/2012 - 6:26 am | View Link
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    Walter Dean Myers is the critically acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of more than eighty books for children and young adults, including Sunrise Over ...
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    Walter Dean Myers, a best-selling children’s book author whose crystalline prose often depicted the gritty lives of young people, died on Tuesday in ...
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    Walter Dean Myers and his wife lived in Jersey City, New Jersey. In addition to his wife, Myers is survived by his sons Christopher and Michael Dean.
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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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  • About Walter Dean Myers | Walter Dean Myers
    Walter Dean Myers won the Council on Interracial Books for Children contest in 1969, which resulted in the publication of his first book, Where Does the Day Go?
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