PBS NewsHour

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

Clip: 07/31/2012 | 7m 25s

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.

Aired: 07/31/12

Rating: NR

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