Chris Myers, who happens to be the son of Walter Dean Myers is a friend of mine. A few years ago we were catching up and he asked me what I had been working on. I explained that I hadn’t actually been working on anything, and that I was pretty much done with writing. Chris then explained that his father was getting older and that at some point, when Walter was gone, someone was going to have to write the stories of black kids, especially black boys.

via The Graceful Power of Novelist Jason Reynolds – NBC News.