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Walter Dean Myers Literary Landmark Dedication at the George Bruce Library

On Monday May 4th, 2015, at 1 pm, the beloved author Walter Dean Myers (1937-2014) will be honored with a plaque at the George Bruce Library in Harlem, the NYPL branch he used as a child. The library will be dedicated as a Literary Landmark as part of Children’s Book Week 2015 celebrations (May 4-10).

CBC Executive Director Jon Colman will be speaking about Myers’s legacy as National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. The ceremony is open to the public.

A young Walter Dean Myers in Harlem
A young Walter Dean Myers in Harlem

The Literary Landmark program is administered by United for Libraries, in collaboration with the ALA-CBC Joint Committee of the Children’s Book Council. More than 140 Literary Landmarks across the United States have been dedicated since the program began in 1986. Any library or group may apply for a Literary Landmark through United for Libraries. More information is available on the United for Libraries website.

About Children’s Book Week

Children’s Book Week is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country. It is administered by Every Child A Reader & sponsored by the CBC. Learn more at bookweekonline.com.

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