Why Representation Matters: A Thank You Letter to Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino

January 6, 2015 7:25 PM

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If you were to ask me on the street what my favorite childhood franchise was it would be difficult for me to answer you immediately. Harry Potter and seasons 1-5 of Pokémon would certainly be honorable mentions, but Nickelodeon's Avatar: The Last Airbender has always been and remains one of my favorite franchises of all time.

A franchise that trumps even the magical saga of The Boy Who Lived may be hard to conceive, but Avatar: The Last Airbender always came out on top for me as a kid and as an adult. As a child, I just thought the show was downright cool. People that can control the elements around them as if they were ...

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