CBC's "It's Possible" series features five inspiring publishing professionals sharing a little bit of their experience with former SCBWI Board Member Walter Dean Myers and how working with him helped push his goal of more diverse literature forward.
Andrea Davis Pinkney — VP and Executive Editor of Trade at Scholastic — introduced the series, with a letter addressed to the late Walter Dean Myers:
Walter Dean Myers’ agent Miriam Altshuler, kicked off the series:
"When you read all of these together they are a very powerful tribute to an extraordinary life and man."
Phoebe Yeh is the publisher of Crown Books for Young Readers/Random House. Previously she was an editorial director at Harper Collins Children’s Books; senior editor at Scholastic Press and an editor of the SeeSaw Book Club.
Regina Griffin is an Executive Editor at Egmont USA. She was previously the Editor-in-Chief of Holiday House, and before that an editor at Scholastic Inc., where she first had the honor of publishing Walter Dean Myers.
Virginia Anagnos, Executive Vice President at Goodman Media International, has established and spearheaded significant initiatives and events for numerous publishing and literary clients. Prior to joining Goodman Media, Anagnos spent thirteen years in book publishing executing publicity campaigns for noted authors and historical figures.
Jennifer M. Brown has been in children’s books for more than 25 years. She writes for School Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews, and is children’s editor of Shelf Awareness. She is also the director of the Center for Children’s Literature at the Bank Street College of Education.