Walter Dean Myers’ lesson to children: Read

Walter Dean Myers was named the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature in the US in January. And
his message to children is: Reading is not optional.

He says: “I talk about reading as a vital part of the lives of everyone and how a lack of reading competency will adversely affect [children’s] lives.”

Check out the article, above. What do you think? I know reading helped save me.

About Cheryl Rainfield

I write the books I needed and couldn't find as a teen. I write teen fiction--paranormal fantasy and gritty realistic fiction. I'm the author of SCARS (WestSide Books, 2010) #1 ALA QuickPicks, and Governor General Literary Award Finalist, HUNTED (WestSide Books, Oct 2011), STAINED (Harcourt, 2013), The Last Dragon (HIP Books, Sept 2009), and Walking Both Sides (HIP Books, 2011). I also enjoy drawing, surfing the web, connecting with people I like, doing crafts, and being with my dog.
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