The Baby-Sitters Club Author Ann M. Martin Is 'Proud' of Netflix's Diverse Spin on Series

Continues Martin: “I love that they made Dawn [Schafer’s] father gay and that they introduced a transgender babysitting charge. As someone who is gay, I know how much positive representation matters, especially to kids.”

In addition to championing the positive role models on the TV series her books inspired, Martin is also dedicated to the Lisa Libraries, the nonprofit organization she founded that provides books to underprivileged children. “And I’m still an avid reader,” she says. “I love it!”

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