So sorry to hear of Walter Dean Myers’s passing. The world of children’s literature has lost a giant.
Walter Dean Myers, in his own words and what he hoped his legacy would be.
“I hope that my legacy is that I was useful for young people…”
“…I want to make people of color human beings, and I want to make poor people human beings. I want to include them in my books so that they can look at my books and say that could be me, and this guy understands who I am as a poor person.”