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WSW: Remembering Author Walter Dean Myers

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Last year Walter Dean Myers came to Kalamazoo as part of a cross-country tour to promote literacy among young people. 

Before his appearance at the Kalamazoo Public Library, Myers spoke to WMUK's Earlene McMichael. They discussed his unlikely journey, being raised by foster parents with limited education and becoming a best-selling author. Myers, who was also the 2012 Ambassador for Young People's Literature, also talked about encouraging young people to read. 

Myers died July 2nd , he was 76 years old. Myers wrote more than 100 books. We present a rebroadcast of the his interview that aired on WestSouthwest last year. 

Gordon Evans became WMUK's Content Director in 2019 after more than 20 years as an anchor, host and reporter. A 1990 graduate of Michigan State, he began work at WMUK in 1996.
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