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  • National Book Festival
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    National Book Festival

    Walter Dean Myers was interviewed at the National Book Festival. He discussed writing children’s books and the role of African Americans in World War I. Mr. Myers is the author of…

  • Writers of the Harlem Renaissance
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    Writers of the Harlem Renaissance

    As part of an ongoing series on American writers, first lady Laura Bush hosted the White House Symposium on Harlem Renaissance Writers. Contemporary authors read from their work and talked…

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    Bad Boy: A Memoir

    Walter Dean Myers discussed his book Bad Boy: A Memoir, published by HarperCollins Children’s Books. The book is about his childhood while growing up in Harlem in the 1940s and 1950s. Mr. Myers said he…

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    At Her Majesty's Request

    Mr. Myers discussed his book At Her Majesty’s Request: An African Princess in Victorian England, published by Scholastic Trade. The book relates the true story of an African princess given…