The literary hero club is greatly lacking in one category: foster children. We need more books that feature foster children as heroes.
Not every person is lucky enough to be born into the perfect, supportive family. Book heroes, like the heroes of real life, can come from broken families and dark childhoods.
What better category of children than foster children to serve as heroes? These kids have already faced and conquered greater demons than most others will in their lifetime. They have the ability to transform their dark experiences into motivation to help others – to become heroes.
Books about foster children don’t have to be sad and sappy. Join me in painting a brighter picture for these kids.