Hi everyone! As those of you who follow me on Twitter might be aware, I’ve been hard at work on a special, month-long feature behind the scenes of Pop! Goes The Reader for a little while now. It’s an event that is very near and dear to my heart and I couldn’t be more excited that I’m finally able to share all the details with you today.
What is Her Story: Ladies In Literature, you ask? Keep reading to find out!
Her Story: Ladies In Literature is a special, month-long series on Pop! Goes The Reader in which we celebrate the literary female role models whose stories have inspired and empowered us since time immemorial. From Harriet M. Welsch to Anne Shirley, Becky Bloomwood to Hermione Granger, Her Story: Ladies In Literature is a series created for women, by women as twenty-four authors answer the question: “Who’s your heroine?”
Books offer readers – particularly young female readers – a great deal. Comfort. Hope. Visibility. Inspiration. Joy. Representation. Laughter. Encouragement. Escape. The importance and depth of connection between reader and character cannot be overstated and this is something I wanted to focus upon over the course of this series. Each of the guests posts shared this June will be in celebration of a singular female character who changed the life of that reader for the better. Whether they provided solace during the loss of a loved one, comfort during a moment of insecurity or inspiration during a time of creative drought, each female character in this series embodies the definition of strength in its endless multitude of forms. Ultimately, in identifying a series of female characters that have come to mean so much to us, my hope is to create a resource of sorts, a list of inspiring, empowering and engaging female characters that young readers can refer to when choosing their next book. At the end of the month-long series, I will be creating a master-list of all the books and female characters that have been discussed over the course of the series so that all of these can be found in one place. The scope, style and interpretation of this topic has been left entirely up to the authors participating.
I would like to take a quick moment to thank each and every one of the twenty-four wonderful authors who have agreed to participate in this event and who have been kind enough to lend me both their time and their talent. None of this would have been possible without their generous help and support.
Want to see who will be visiting Pop! Goes The Reader this June? You can find a complete list of the participants and their scheduled guest post dates below!
I can only hope that everyone else is as excited about this event as I am and that you’ll stop by this June to enjoy the stories of hope, belonging, confidence, inspiration and empowerment these wonderful women will be sharing.