literacy http://wmuk.org en WSW: Remembering Author Walter Dean Myers http://wmuk.org/post/wsw-remembering-author-walter-dean-myers <p></p><p></p><p>Last year Walter Dean Myers came to Kalamazoo as part of a cross-country tour to promote literacy among young people.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 12:05:20 +0000 Gordon Evans & Earlene McMichael 15672 at http://wmuk.org WSW: Remembering Author Walter Dean Myers WestSouthwest: Reading Ambassador Walter Dean Myers http://wmuk.org/post/westsouthwest-reading-ambassador-walter-dean-myers <p></p><p></p><p>Award-winning children's author&nbsp;<a href="http://www.walterdeanmyers.net/index.html">Walter Dean Myers</a>, 76, has met famous people in his lifetime, like Langston Hughes and James Baldwin. These days, the New York Times-best-selling writer is on a mission to meet children from low-income backgrounds. He's encouraging them to read as he travels across the country as the 2012 Ambassador for Young People's Literature. It's a role that brought Myers to Kalamazoo this summer.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 18:01:12 +0000 Earlene McMichael 10758 at http://wmuk.org WestSouthwest: Reading Ambassador Walter Dean Myers Reading ‘ambassador’ brings national tour to Kalamazoo http://wmuk.org/post/reading-ambassador-brings-national-tour-kalamazoo <p>The Kalamazoo area’s renewed push for literacy will get a boost from a national champion. For two days, <em>New York Times</em> best-selling young-adult author <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/03/books/walter-dean-myers-ambassador-for-young-peoples-literature.html?_r=3&amp;pagewanted=all%3Fsrc%3Dtp&amp;smid=fb-share&amp;">Walter Dean Myers</a> will speak and sign books at the <a href="http://www.kpl.gov/teens/walter-dean-myers.aspx">Kalamazoo Public Library</a>.&nbsp;It is part of his cross-country tour as the 2012 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature.</p><p></p> Sun, 04 Aug 2013 14:58:19 +0000 Earlene McMichael 7589 at http://wmuk.org Reading ‘ambassador’ brings national tour to Kalamazoo