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PBS NewsHour | Author Walter Dean Myers: 'Reading Is Not Optional' for Kids | PBS

posted on July 31, 2012

Walter Dean Myers is the award-winning author of over 100 books, written especially for young adults and children. His goal: to get more children reading. Jeffrey Brown reports on how reading and writing saved helped Myers as a child and his current role as Library Of Congress' National Ambassador For Young People's Literature.

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