Read a book written by an author who has the same name or initials as you do! What’s in a name? This challenge asks you to find a book written by an author either with the same name as you or the same initials as you. For instance, if your name is Shaniqua Dunn, you may want to choose a book by Sharon Draper. Her initials are the same, S. D. It is interesting to note that many woman writers were/are encouraged to write using only their first initials or under what is called a “pen name.” Publishers want to sell books and some people might not want to buy a book from a woman author. This is particularly true in genres such as fantasy and science fiction where many of the readers are male. For example, the author of The Outsiders was written by S. E. Hinton, a woman, and the Harry Potter series is written by J. K. Rowling, another woman author. The Bronte sisters wrote their 19th century works as Currer Ellis and Acton Bell (the Bell Brothers) for fear of prejudice against female “authoresses.” So find a book, read it and come back here to answer a few questions.