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Walter Dean Myers on helping re-engage teens in their communities

How can you help re-engage teens with their communities? Author Walter Dean Myers believes literature can expose teens to new ideas and encourage personal development that helps teens see themselves as productive citizens.

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Middle grade and YA author Walter Dean Myers

Walter Dean Myers (1937-2014)

“It’s a hard life sometimes and the biggest temptation is to let how hard it is be an excuse to weaken”
― Walter Dean Myers, Scorpions