The PBS News Hour had an interview with author Walter Dean Myers today, and he’s one of my students’ favorite authors (I’ve embedded the video below, but you can see both the video and read the transcript here).

That got me thinking that, in addition to students making book trailers, it wouldn’t hurt for me to start building up a collection of short video interviews with favorite authors. They could potentially help entice some students to explore new books.

So, I’ll start doing that periodically here, and start with the Myers interview and with a Luis Rodriguez interview I found on YouTube. I’m adding this post to My Best Posts On Books: Why They’re Important & How To Help Students Select, Read, Write & Discuss Them.

Watch Author Walter Dean Myers: ‘Reading Is Not Optional’ for Kids on PBS. See more from PBS NewsHour.