It’s true: while we want our fave writers to live forever, it’s just not possible. I mean, realistically, what would it be like if Shakespeare was still alive today? He’d be like 350 years old right? The thing is, writers never really die. Their legacies live on forever in our hearts. Your fave line or illustration will always make you smile; that’s why it’s your favorite.
We’ve lost two memorable writers of color this year: Maya Angelou and Walter Dean Myers.
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
— Maya Angelou
Thanks for always giving us a good word, Maya and Walter and for showing the world that people of color do have a voice and it’s relevant.