Walter Dean Myers, best-selling children's author, dead at 76 

July 3, 2014 1:27 AM

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Walter Dean Myers, best-selling children's author, dead at 76 

The acclaimed author was known as a champion of literacy and education, including serving as a National Ambassador for Young People's Literature.

Walter dean Myers, a longtime resident of Jersey City, New Jersey, died Tuesday at Beth Israel Medical Center in Manhattan after a brief illness, publisher HarperCollins announced.

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