This is a super interesting little article for two reasons:
My husband came over in 2007 (A HUNDRED YEARS LATER) from Europe and had a name issue due to alphabet differences.
My first book Kevin starts at Ellis Island because he’s from another planet, so in an odd, slightly humorous to me way he “immigrated”. (Him being sent there against his will as a prisoner is a whole other issue.)
Anyway, check this out if you like. I thought it was interesting.
Also, Neil Gaiman is on the list (who is pictured above) and he’s one of my favorites. I strive to write with the clarity and elegant simplicity he does. Brilliant. Anywho! Check out the list and let me know of any other YA books you find particularly influential.