I was inspired to write Henrietta the Dragon Slayer because all the fairy tales I read as a kid were always about boys as heroes: Jack the Giant Killer this, Jack and the Seven-Headed Giant that, and of course, Jack and the Beanstalk.
I wanted to know: What about Jill?
Where was the girl hero?
That was why I wrote Henrietta the Dragon Slayer.
I wanted, and still want, to have my young woman heroine fight the good fight and have adventures, and save the day.
The question I ask when I’m looking for stories to read is, “Where are the women and girls who are tough and can lead, and have to make the hard decisions, and yes, still be women?” (We get to define what that means!)
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— Beth Barany (@Beth_Barany) July 11, 2017
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