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She also was a writer, and to me, it made me convinced that reading and writing were intrinsically linked together, which is super nice.
Lisa Simpson is my spirit animal. I love that she reads so far over her grade level. I love that she has a journal and that she is sometimes a bit socially awkward but nearly 100% always herself. She is unapologetic and just wants to be herself—those who don’t get her, don’t need to get her.
Daria Morgendorfer—Daria got me through a lot of the late 90s and early 00s. She was super awesome and I really enjoyed her wit, her sarcasm and the fact that she is so honest,,,She gets vulnerable sometimes, too.
Hermione Granger—I had so much in common with her when I ‘met’ her via a children’s lit class in college—fuzzy hair, awkwardness and BOOKS like you would not believe. And some of her maddening habits, like social inadequacy and always having to be right made me rethink a lot of things.
Love that she is strong and powerful!
Matilda…oh Matilda. She reads, she is not appreciated and she’s musical. Did I mention I used to sing made up songs in kindergarten when none of the kids would play we me, and that I sought out ‘reader’ kids? Matilda is the bookworm who continually makes us remember the wonder of reading.
Francie Nolan is the heroine of the book I re-read every year. Just to keep me humble. She goes into the library and makes a point of trying to read every book in the library—if that quest for knowledge doesn’t satisfy the bookworm category, I don’t know what does—we readers create lofty goals for ourselves, that are soon discarded. She is a total bookworm!
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