Today I want to talk about heroes. Because today I saw these books in a store:
Clearly intended to be a “boys side” and a “girls side” of one display. Of course, boys and girls (and their parents) are free to buy whichever books they want. Just don’t expect to see a single female in the “Heroes” book. I looked through it. Not one.
Because, after all, there aren’t any female lifeguards, soldiers, search and rescue workers or police in real life, right?
Heroes should not be restricted to one gender. When I wrote Stellarnet Rebel, the first book in the Stellarnet Series, I wanted to make Genny something more than a beautiful damsel in distress. She kicks ass and fires weapons, but also uses her intelligence, wit, wisdom and humor to save herself, her friends, and ultimately a world.
Because there’s absolutely no reason why a woman can’t be heroic.
~ J.L. Hilton
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