Walter Dean Myers

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Scholastic Publishes the 'Open a World of Possible' Anthology as a Free eBook - Posted September 16, 2014
Scholastic has published a free eBook entitled Open a World of Possible: Real Stories About the Joy and Power of Reading to celebrate the launch of its new literacy initiative... [GalleyCat]

Walter Dean Myers Has Died - Posted July 2, 2014
Walter Dean Myers (pictured, via) has passed away. He was 76-years-old. Myers enjoyed a 45-year career as a writer who penned more than one hundred children's books. Some of his most beloved works include ... [GalleyCat]

Amy Poehler Named 2014 Honorary Chairperson for World Book Night U.S. - Posted March 26, 2014
Golden Globe-winning comedienne Amy Poehler has been named the 2014 honorary chairperson for World Book Night U.S. Poehler (pictured, via) gave this statement in the press release: "I grew up loving books. In today's digital world, it's more important than ever to ... [AllTwitter]

Kate DiCamillo Crowned National Ambassador for Young People's Literature - Posted January 2, 2014
Flora & Ulysses author Kate DiCamillo has been named the fourth National Ambassador for Young People's Literature. She will serve in this role for the next two years. As ... [GalleyCat]

World Book Night Titles Announced for 2014 - Posted October 25, 2013
On April 23, 2014, thousands of bibliophiles will give away half million books in the United States to celebrate World Boo... [GalleyCat]

Phoebe Yeh To Serve as Crown Books for Young Readers Publisher - Posted June 6, 2013
Phoebe Yeh has been named the new vice president and publisher of Crown Books for Young Readers. Previously, Yeh spent seventeen years as an editor at HarperCollins Children's Books. She has worked with National Ambassador for Young People's Literature Wal... [GalleyCat]

HarperTeen Impulse Digital Imprint Launched - Posted November 26, 2012
HarperCollins has created HarperTeen Impulse, an eBook imprint dedicated to publishing short stories and novellas for the young-adult genre. The imprint will release one to four eBooks on the first Tuesday of every month, a... [GalleyCat]

Jeff Kinney Wins Author of the Year Award at 2012 Children's Choice Book Awards - Posted May 8, 2012
Wimpy Kid series author and illustrator Jeff Kinney was crowned "Author of the Year" at the Children's Choice Book Awards gala in New York City. This marked the second year in a row that a middle grade author has emerged victorious in this category. ... [GalleyCat]

Walter Dean Myers Crowned National Ambassador for Young People's Literature - Posted January 3, 2012
Children's author Walter Dean Myers has been named the new National Ambassador for Young People's Literature. Myers, who will be officially inaugurated on January 10th in Washington D.C., succeeds Bridge to Terabithia author Katherine Paterson. He has decided his... [GalleyCat]

Chris Van Allsburg on Picture Book Writing - Posted October 28, 2011
More than 25 years ago, children's author Chris Van Allsburg published The Mysteries of Harris Burdick, a collection of 14 mysterious illustrations. For The Chronicles of Harris Burdick, Van Allsburg teamed up with thirteen fellow writers to create short stories inspire... [GalleyCat]

Clare Vanderpool Wins 2011 Newbery Medal - Posted January 10, 2011
Author Clare Vanderpool has won the John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children's literature for her book, Moon ... [GalleyCat]

Author Walter Dean Myers On Collaboration With Teen Fan - Posted November 17, 2010
Author Walter Dean Myers has a new book coming out that he wrote in collaboration with a 13-year-old fan. We caught up with the author at the 2010 National Book Awards, whe... [GalleyCat]

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