Beloved Children’s Book Author and SCBWI Mentor Walter Dean Myers Dies at 76

The SCBWI is deeply saddened to report the passing of Walter Dean Myers, a longtime member of our Board, A former Ambassador for Children's Literature, fierce advocate for diversity in children's literature, an award-winning author of pioneering middle grade and young adult books, and mentor to a generation of like-minded authors as well as a devoted friend.  He leaves behind an enduring body of work and countless readers around the world.  He was 76.  And already terribly missed.

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