Alli: So, picture yourself in front of some bookshelves. Maybe you're at home, in your classroom, or at the library. Now think about the books on those shelves. Which ones do you really love? Which ones make you laugh? Which ones do you come back to again and again? Now think about the books on those shelves, and think about what types of characters you find in those books. Are there types of characters you see again and again? And are there certain kinds of characters or families missing in those books?