Author Walter Dean Myers recently was named the new National Ambassador for Young People's Literature at the Library of Congress.

Myers, five-time winner of the Coretta Scott King Award and the recipient of two Newbery Honors, has written more than 100 books.

Myers, who is adamant about the need for children to read early and often, offers ideas on how parents can encourage a love for books.

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