This is a bit of a somber episode. I recorded it after two Black men were shot by police, and then the next day a few police were shot. It was a sad week to be sure–and events have, unfortunately, continued to be heartbreaking. I fully support the Black Lives Matter movement and am so proud of my friends who are actively working to make our country a better, safer place for everyone to live and thrive in. Though I don’t write about these things directly in my novels and short stories, I believe fiction can be a force for good. I’d like to hear what you think.
- A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith