Source: Aera Style Magazine

(Source: mrlapadite)

I realized that this was exactly what I wanted to do when I wrote about poor inner-city children — to make them human in the eyes of readers and, especially, in their own eyes. I need to make them feel as if they are part of America’s dream, that all the rhetoric is meant for them, and that they are wanted in this country.
Walter Dean Myers, "Where Are the People of Color in Children’s Books" (via bustedafternoon)
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