Saturday, April 14, 2012

Walter Dean Myers Event

Many of you will be at the SCBWI conference next weekend, but for those that aren't going, you might want to go see Walter Dean Myers on April 21!

An Afternoon with Walter Dean Myers
Saturday, April 21, 2012
2 – 3:30 p.m.
Town Hall at 1119 Eighth Ave. (8th & Seneca), Seattle, WA 98101

Walter Dean Myers explains "Why Reading Is Not Optional," the theme for his term as National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. Myers' literacy message is shaped by his own experiences as an African-American man who dropped out of high school, but then built a successful writing career -- largely because of his lifelong devotion to reading. Myers has written more than 100 critically acclaimed books for young people. His works include SUNRISE OVER FALLUJAH, FALLEN ANGELS, MONSTER, SOMEWHERE IN THE DARKNESS and HARLEM. Among his awards are two Newbery Honor Awards and five Coretta Scott King Awards as well as the first Michael L. Printz Award.

You can find out more event information here.

Thanks to Peg Cheng for sending this information!

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