The wait is over! Walter Dean Myers is the new National Ambassador for Young People's Literature.
Job description:The National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature raises national awareness of the importance of young people’s literature as it relates to lifelong literacy, education and the development and betterment of the lives of young people.
I think he's a brilliant choice! Have you ever heard him speak? I complied a collection of videos for your listening and viewing pleasure. Congratulations, Walter Dean Myers!
Walter Dean Myers and Christopher Myers discuss their picture book, We Are America.
Walter reads a selection from We Are America.
Christopher Myers talks about what it is like to work with his dad, Walter Dean Myers.
Watch an interview with Ross Workman and Walter Dean Myers.
Readers Theater with Walter Dean Myers, Sarah Weeks, Avi, and Pam Munoz Ryan.
Walter's mother turned him into a great reader.
"In this AdLit.org podcast series award-winning author Walter Dean Myers discusses his childhood, his approach to writing, and the representations of minorities in young adult literature."