Walter Dean Myers grew up in Harlem as the son of a janitor. Today, he’s the author of nearly 100 books that are very popular with teenagers.
Growing up, there was always one person Myers struggled to impress with his writing – his father, Herbert Dean.
Here he talks about his father with his own son Christopher.
Walter and his son Christopher work on books together – as writer and illustrator.
Originally aired June 17, 2011 on NPR’s Morning Edition.