As we grew up, those heroes perhaps lost their hero label, but we still have people we admire, those we aspire to be like. But as a middle grade writer, I wonder how the world of heroes fits into today's world of middle graders? As a writer of middle grade, exactly who should be the hero in what I write?
Brooke Favero, who writes a terrific blog at Somewhere in the Middle, wrote a post several months ago about who should rescue whom in middle grade writing. It got me thinking. A lot. Originally when I read her post, I was drafting a middle grade manuscript. She asked provoking questions and helped me approach my manuscript in a fresh way. So, as I was planning this middle grade alphabet series, when I got to the letter 'H,' it didn't have a choice but to stand for Hero.
Let's discuss: And, I'll ask the question Brooke asked but in my own words, who should the hero be in a middle grade novel?