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WALTER DEAN MYERS

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The Washington Heights Library has a digital tribute to a much beloved and revered, "Literary Giant". 

Walter Dean Myers was a masterful storyteller. He wrote over 100 books, which included works of fiction, non-fiction and poetry. 

Mr. Myers was a three-time National Book Award nominee, received the Coretta Scott King Book Award for African-American fiction five times and from 2012 to 2013 served as national ambassador for young people’s literature, a position created in part by the Library of Congress.

Mr. Myers was crusader for the youth and expressed this in most of his writings.

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 "I want to bring values to those who have not been valued, and I want to etch those values in terms of the ideal. Young people need ideals which identify them, and their lives, as central . . . guideposts which tell them what they can be, should be, and indeed are."-- Walter Dean Myers

 

Thank you Walter Dean Myers for the legacy you have left us.

 

 

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