Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday: Father's in Middle grade books

Top Ten Tuesday is a Meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish  This week's Top Ten is all about those fathers. 

Most of the time the parents in the books I read are either whisked away, murdered, died or are off some place in need of rescue.  Which makes this Father's Day related Freebie a bit of a challenge, but I'm going to attempt to tackle it nonetheless.   

Pa from Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder  

I can't recall the number of times that I've read this series, probably as often as we watched the TV series.  Pa was the strong, silent, family man.  Always willing to help out in his community and loved his family dearly.   

Arthur Weasley from Harry Potter series Always intrigued by Muggle items and how they work.  Another father who is dedicated to his family and won't take anyone messing with them.   


Atticus Finch from To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Now I've heard that Atticus Finch is very different in the sequel to this book, which is why I haven't read it, but from what I recall of To Kill A Mockingbird he was a wonderful father.  He seemed to have strong convictions,  wanting his children to respect people while instilling honesty and integrity.  


Starr's father, "Big Mav" in The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

I got the sense that Big Mav loves his family and wants his children to be successful, with education being important.  This is a tight-knit family filled with humor and love, which is refreshing to see.  

Now if I was picking books for my father-in-law these authors would be at the top of the list.  



Know of any awesome dads that I've missed in my MG/YA list?  Feel free to leave a comment or link to your Top Ten Tuesday.  


Unknown said...

Arthur and Atticus are very popular with this topic, so good both of them!

Anonymous said...

You've got some fabulous choices! :-)

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

It was hard to come up with ten great dads.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Somehow I missed the dad from The Hate U Give. Excellent.

The Graveyard Rose said...

Atticus is such an amazing dad.
My ttt

Zoe N. said...

Yes, I completely agree with all of these! :) Arthur Weasley, and Atticus Finch are both such great fathers. Thanks for sharing and, as always, fabulous choices! <3

~ Zoe @ Stories on Stage

Lindsey @ Lindsey Reads said...

Arthur Weasley is definitely one of my faves and of course Atticus Finch is pretty amazing as well :)

DMS said...

I always loved Pa- and Arthur Weasley. Such great characters. :) Definitely lots of dads are MIA in books for MG and YA readers.

Erica Robyn said...

Oh I love your list!!