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Growing up, my favorite book was A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L'Engle. It was about smart kids and other dimensions, both of which I could relate to at the time. Never did I think twice about the fact that its protagonist was a girl.

But in 2016, the book world's knee-jerk reaction is apparently to not even bother trying to market a YA novel with a female protagonist to boys (and perhaps vice-versa), according to author Shannon Hale.


In a Tweetstorm Friday, Hale explained the pushback she got from "some" for attempting to push her new book Princess In Black onto boys—and how wrong they were.

She threw in some retweets from parents telling them their boys had no problems with girl protagonists.

Hale then continued:

Rob covers business, economics and the environment for Fusion. He previously worked at Business Insider. He grew up in Chicago.