I think my life is special. In a way it seems odd that I spend all of my time doing only what I love, which is writing or thinking about writing. If everyone had, at least for part of their lives, the opportunity to live the way I do, I think the world would be a better place.
I believe that everyone is intelligent. I believe that everyone can be creative. I like just about everyone I meet. For me, life has been good and it's up to me to appreciate it. I hope that the next book, story or poem that I write will be worthy of the time the reader spends with it. If it is then my life is successful. If it's not, then I'll try again.
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Walter Dean Myers:
Ambassador for Young People's Literature
New York Times | www.nytimes.com
Walter Dean Myers is to be named the national ambassador for young people's literature, a choice that represents a departure from his predecessors.
Watch a clip from an interview with Walter Dean Myers about his collaboration with his son on the book, "We Are America".