Aug 19, 2008 — Growing up, the only authors Walter Dean Myers read in school were white and British. But when he discovered Langston Hughes and Richard Wright, he realized that he, too, could be a writer. Now, Myers works to encourage the next generation.
Jan 14, 2008 — Each year, at the American Library Association's mid-winter meeting, the winners of the most prestigious prizes for children's books are announced: the Caldecott Medal for picture book, and the Newbery Award.
Aug 18, 2007 — Peter Sis' new graphic book for children and adults is called The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain. The book depicts life as Sis saw it while growing up under communist domination in Prague.