from a guest post by Kathryn Erskine (author of Seeing Red) on the FCBG blog:
Story asks, “How would you handle this situation? What role would you have played? What do you want the story’s world to look like? What role will you play in your own world?” Because it’s the real life Reds out there, the readers of this book, who will determine our future world.
The best stories make us laugh and cry, rejoice and regret and, often, resolve to make our world a better place. They give us characters who are so real we feel as if they are friends or family — or perhaps even ourselves. They show us who we were, who we are, and who we could be. In the end, story not only makes us human, but also reveals and encourages our very humanity.”