Reading Is Not Optional: An Interview with Walter Dean Myers


Walter Dean Myers, a longtime member of PEN, has been appointed the 2012–2013 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. He is the first member of PEN to be named to this post, which was created in 2009 by the Library of Congress ‘to 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.’”

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