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How Beauty and the Beast’s Belle Launched the Bookworm Princess Hero

Beauty and the Beast’s Belle sends the message that reading can set you free – and make you a hero. Her bookworm superpower even prefigured many characters such as Harry Potter’s Hermione, Tangled’s Rapunzel, Ever After’s Danielle, Gilmore Girls’ Rory, and To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before’s Lara Jean.