Monthly Archives: August 2011

Review: Dreams of Significant Girls by Christina Garcia

Dreams of Significant Girls, by Christina Garcia Simon & Schuster, 2011. (currently available) Genre: Historical Fiction, Realism Face Value: Well it’s certainly pretty to look at, and I wasn’t embarrassed to read it on a train. And I do appreciate … Continue reading

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Review: Babymouse by Jennifer L. Holm & Matthew Holm

Babymouse: Queen of the World! by Jennifer L. Holm & Matthew Holm. Random House, 2005. Currently available. Genre: Middle Grade Graphic Novel Face Value: This cover is vastly different from the typical primary colored, muscle man covers that you usually … Continue reading

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The Slatebreakers take on AATE!

As we’ve alluded to throughout this blog, both Brianna and I are drama educators, alongside our obsession with YA literature. Last week the two of us traveled to Chicago to attend the national conference put on by the American Alliance … Continue reading

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Use Your Gray Matter: Covering Cover Art

This is a topic that has certainly been, ahem, covered, in a lot of places already. But since we’ve been referencing our feelings about book covers, at least briefly in all of our reviews, I wanted to start the conversation … Continue reading

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Review: Marty McGuire by Kate Messner

Marty McGuire by Kate Messner. Scholastic Press, 2011. Currently available. Genre: Early chapter book/realistic fiction Face Value: At first glance, the illustrated cover of Marty McGuire blends in to the crowd of other Middle Grade chapter books. She’s a contemporary … Continue reading

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Review: Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai

Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai Harper Collins, 2011 (currently available) Genre: Historical Fiction, Novel in Verse Face Value: This cover is just lovely. I love the colors and I think the silhouettes of Há and her beloved … Continue reading

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