Center for the Book to Recognize Walter Dean Myers with Literary Landmark
Noted children’s and young adult author Walter Dean Myers will be honored during Children’s Book Week with the dedication of a Literary Landmark. A plaque will be unveiled on Monday, May 4 at the George Bruce Branch of the New York Public Library in honor of Myers, who used the branch library in his childhood. The event will kick-off Children’s Book Week. Myers was the author of over 100 books and served as the Library of Congress National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature.
The Literary Landmark program is administered by United for Libraries, a division of the American Library Association. This will be the 15th Literary Landmark in the State. The Empire State Center for the Book, HarperCollins Publishers, Holiday House, Random House Children’s Books and Scholastic joined together to sponsor the George Bruce site. The ceremony is open to the public and will be begin at 1:00 PM at 518 W 125th St., the site of the George Bruce Branch.
This is one of five literary landmarks being dedicated around the country during Children’s Book Week. The others are:
Carl Sandburg State Historic Site, Galesburg, Ill., April 25, 2015
Westerly (R.I.) Public Library, May 2, 2015, in honor of Margaret Wise Brown
Norman (Okla.) Public Library, May 3, 2015, in honor of Harold Keith
Hamilton (Ohio) Lane Library, May 9, 2015, in honor of Robert McCloskey
For additional information contact Rocco Staino at firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-252-NYLA