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8:05 am
Thu July 10, 2014

WSW: Remembering Author Walter Dean Myers

Credit Foundation for Newark's Future

WestSoutwest with Walter Dean Myers

Last year Walter Dean Myers came to Kalamazoo as part of a cross-country tour to promote literacy among young people. 

Before his appearance at the Kalamazoo Public Library, Myers spoke to WMUK's Earlene McMichael. They discussed his unlikely journey, being raised by foster parents with limited education and becoming a best-selling author. Myers, who was also the 2012 Ambassador for Young People's Literature, also talked about encouraging young people to read. 

Myers died July 2nd , he was 76 years old. Myers wrote more than 100 books. We present a rebroadcast of the his interview that aired on WestSouthwest last year.