In 29 tweets, this author perfectly sums up the biggest problem with children's literature​

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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.

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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.

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

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Hale then continued:

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

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