Father’s Day is around the corner and to celebrate BCPL staff has chosen a few of their favorite dads/father figures in literature!
Sirius Black | Harry Potter Series
“One of my favorite parts of the series is when Sirius signs Harry’s permission slip to go to Hogsmeade. I tear up just thinking about it. You knew that his character wanted Harry to be happy and was absolutely honored to be his godfather. “
Jamie Fraser | Outlander Series
“Although he wasn’t there for Brianna when she was little (time travel and all) he is there for her as soon as he meets her. He also adopts a stray French boy whom he names Fergus Fraser, and overall is a great leader and father figure to everyone around him. “
“Not only is he a protective but still loving and accepting parent, but he has a mustache that puts all other fathers to shame.”
To Kill a Mockingbird
“He was not only a single parent but also a really good one. He raised his two kids to be good and was overall just a healthy parent. He was also a really good lawyer and an amazing character.”
– Margaret S.
Concrete Rose and The Hate U Give
“After reading both books, I felt like I got a better picture of who he was. He took care of his first child as a teenager, basically as a single father, for a while and later provided for his family and became a role model in his neighborhood.”
“He took in all those young people and saved their lives. He was also compassionate towards the living.”