Walter Dean Myers passes away at 76

So sorry to hear of Walter Dean Myers’s passing. The world of children’s literature has lost a giant.

Walter Dean Myers, in his own words and what he hoped his legacy would be.

“I hope that my legacy is that I was useful for young people…”

“…I want to make people of color human beings, and I want to make poor people human beings. I want to include them in my books so that they can look at my books and say that could be me, and this guy understands who I am as a poor person.”

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  1. Thank you for sharing this video. I was actually reading LOVE THAT DOG when I heard the news. I’m so very sad for his family and the world of YA lit.


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