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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, beloved and deeply respected children’s book author, died on July 1, 2014, following a brief illness. He was 76 years old.
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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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    Myers, Walter Dean (Walter Milton Myers) Born: August 12, 1937, in Martinsburg, West Virginia Died: July 1, 2014, in Manhattan, New York Vocations: Children’s Book ...
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    A video interview with Walter Dean Myers | Reading Rockets ... Biography
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    Walter Dean Myers is the 2012 - 2013 National Ambassador for Young People's Literature. He is the critically acclaimed New York Times bestselling author an award ...
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