Rainbow Rowell is a Young Adult author who has gained popularity in the last two years after her books Fangirl and Eleanor and Park gained much critical acclaim. Much like Maureen Johnson, Rowell is very connected to her fanbase and fandom culture. It’s important that young readers can connect with the authors they are a fan of so easily. Having role models that are approachable and shown to be similar to them in turn makes the idea of writing more accessible to them as well, especially for young girls. These two women are supernodes of the Young Adult literature community because they not only connect to many other authors in the genre (like John Green and Cassie Clare) but also connect to the community in general.

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