Genevieve Simmons ’18, Ezra Stiles College
Who is your role model/inspiration?
Tamora Pierce, author of fantasy fiction for teens that usually have a female heroine
What kind of inspiration/role model has this woman been in your own life?
I remember going to a book signing (shout-out to my mom for surprising me and waiting in line to get a copy!) where Pierce talked about how there needed to be more female main characters in young adult literature, and being so inspired that I went and re-read all the series she had previously published.
Why should others know about this woman’s contribution?
Especially if you’re into bad-ass female knights and mages, everyone should all read her books! Either that, or recommend her to a younger friend or family member who could use some reading inspiration.
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