Today I'd like to take a moment to thank all those who serve their country. Though it is Veterans Day in America, I think the men and women around the world who risk their lives for complete strangers should be saluted, as well.
And fictional characters are no exception. Why should they be saluted? Because they inspire generations of readers to respect and admire those who serve others. Katniss, Peeta, Finnick, Boggs...just a few who were willing to take a bullet for the citizens of Panem.
As you celebrate Veterans Day in your classroom, take a moment to ask your students which literary characters they admire for their service to others and why?