"Reading is not optional." -Walter Dean Myers

Walter Dean Myers is the third National Ambassador for Young People's Literature. He was inaugurated on Tuesday. Thankfully, you can watch the inaugural ceremony in the comfort of your home, library, or classroom. Grab your beverage of choice, sit back, and press play.

Thanks to the Children's Book Council for the link.


  1. Oh my gosh. That was wonderful. Thanks for sharing it.

    I must, must read Trent Reedy's book. Too long on my to read list, I think. And-Katherine made me cry, lol. Walter Dean Myers made me laugh (wife has the sword, too funny) all the while inspiring me....yes yes yes on reading to babies, toddlers, children and keeping the conversation going.

  2. Thank you Mr. Schu. Three of my all time favorite authors. This was long but well worth my time.


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