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Walter Dean Myers’ Legacy

In August, 2012, our Reading into History family book club read Walter Dean Myers’ Harlem Summer. At the time, Mr. Myers was serving as national ambassador for young people’s literature, and he was kind enough to appear here at the DiMenna Children’s History Museum at a meeting to discuss his book. Now, we are deeply […]

Reading into History: An Incredible August Book Wrap

    Hello families! The Reading into History book club had a fantastic Book Wrap event for Harlem Summer this past Wednesday. About 50 young historians, parents, teachers, librarians and Myers fans came to discuss the book, ask Mr. Myers questions, and see photographs of Harlem by Camilo Jose Vergara. Mr. Myers brought along his National Ambassador for Young People’s […]

Reading into History Interviews Walter Dean Myers

Readers, we know you are out there enjoying Harlem Summer, imagining the days of rent parties and bootlegging, and hoping Mark finds a way out of all the trouble he is in. For a second, take a break from the book and check out this short interview with the author, Walter Dean Myers. We guarantee it […]

What Do I Want To Know About Harlem?

Harlem, the neighborhood where Walter Dean Myer’s book Harlem Summer is set, has an interesting story of its own. Some things I wonder about Harlem are… How did Harlem get its name? How come it is so famous? (People all over the world have heard of it!) So many famous writers, painters and musicians started out in Harlem, and many […]

August 29th Book Wrap – Meet Walter Dean Myers!

Greetings readers! We had a wonderful Book Wrap for Chains last week. We discussed the book, did a scavenger hunt, and saw Thomas Jefferson’s handwriting up close. It was pretty cool! Now it’s time to announce our August book. Drum roll please…. it’s Harlem Summer by Walter Dean Myers. This is a great book for […]