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WALTER DEAN MYERS
July 29 through September 29, 2014
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.
"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.