TITLE

The May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture: The Geography of the Heart

AUTHOR(S)
Myers, Walter Dean
PUB. DATE
December 2009
SOURCE
Children & Libraries: The Journal of the Association for Library;Winter2009, Vol. 7 Issue 3, p8
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Speech
ABSTRACT
The article presents a speech by author/writer Walter Dean Myers during the May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture on April 18, 2009, at the Children's Defense Fund Haley Farm in Clinton, Tennessee, in which he emphasizes the importance of books on his life, the benefits of reading a book to children and his gratefulness to those who teach literature.
ACCESSION #
46738277

 

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