I just came across this article about books with female heroines. As I was reading it I began to think of the heroines (and heros) that Alvarez offers us in her last two books that we’ve featured (Return to Sender and Before we were Free). In both of these books she gives our young readers strong, reflective, sincere and honest female role models–something quite valuable for both our male and female students today.
Check out the article and tell me what you think. . .