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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 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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