He is literally an author that give Tumblr diversity in popular books and yet it go mostly ignored. He has featured:
-Gender fluid characters
-Characters with disabilities (mental and physical)
-Children from abusive homes
-Characters with PTSD
-Characters with depression
-Representation of different cultures and religions
-Talks about racism
-Talks about the horrible nature of parents kicking out their non-hetero-normative children
-Talks about abusive parents in general
-Talks about the importance of religion to someone’s beliefs
-Talks about how family is important
-Talks about how you are not your family
-Talks about how you can make your own family from the friends that support you
That is probably not every single one but thost are the ones I can think of off the top of my head. Rick Riordan makes these concepts important in his books and honestly makes the more complicated ones easy to understand. I know some may consider his books a bit more childish but it’s important to show young readers the different types of people in the world. It’s important to show them that heroes can come in every type of person.
can i just say i have no idea how the galra have managed to rule the universe for 10k years because they are bloody mORONS ok so they make a clone shiro and just let him float in space to potentially die on the off chance he’ll find voltron??? like??? they couldn’t even give my guy a boost??? let him steal a ship with a lil extra vavavoom in it??? couldn’t even point him in the right direction??? no they just let him steal one with only 7 days fuel in it and just sit back like “ok cool, so lets hope he finds them!!” what…if he died…what would they have done…made another clone and tried again dkufhf god…haggar…babe, you’re smarter than this…….