Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Meet our new National Ambassador for Young People's Literature!

Last week we heard the exciting news that prolific, award-winning author Walter Dean Myers has been named the new National Ambassador for Young People's Literature by the Library of Congress! He will serve in this capacity as someone who will help raise "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."

Not only is Myers an incredibly gifted writer, he is also a caring human being. One story about him that impressed me greatly was that after a young fan, Ross Workman, wrote to him, he struck up a correspondence with the teen which led them to co-author the novel Kick! Watch this short video clip of Myers and Workman discussing their collaboration. How cool is that?!

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