This is a solid and thought-provoking reblog that I wanted to share!
by Julie Rosenberg on Jane Friedman site:
As a girl, I absolutely adored the Little House on the Prairie series.
I would wake early in the morning, sit at the kitchen table, and devour each book.
I was inspired by young Laura and her adventures on the prairie.
What I could have never known then is what an inspiration Wilder the author would be for me as an adult.