The wonder of young adult and children’s book series is that they are so fantastic and inclusive. Most center on the basic trope of good vs. evil; yet, it is the organization of disparate characters to form the will of the good that truly gives the reader a basis for connection. The following ten series all provided me with a connection to an incredible world that allowed me to experience emotions and adventures within myself.
Choosing the Star Wars universe was a no-brainer considering it is the primary basis for The Usual Podcast, but I should list why. It changed the landscape of film and popular culture. It changed the way films and products are marketed, resulting in cross-promotional ties. Not to mention it is available in practically every medium: film, television, book, music, video game, comic book, comic strip, variety show, and yes even religion.