Congratulations to Walter Dean Myers!

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 podcast series award-winning author Walter Dean Myers discusses his childhood, his approach to writing, and the representations of minorities in young adult literature."

Borrow Walter's books from your school or public library. Whenever possible, please support independent bookshops.


  1. Thank you for sharing this information about Walter Dean Myers. I think he was an excellent choice as well!
    I've read Somewhere in the Darkness written by him. I thought it was an amazing haunting book. It is a book that has stayed with me.


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