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Review: When We Wake by Karen Healey

When We Wake by Karen Healey. Little, Brown and Company, 2013. Currently Available. Genre: Science Fiction / Dystopia Face Value: Oh. Another giant girl’s face looking creepily and vacantly out at the readers. Sure. I mean, the protagonis was cryogenically … Continue reading

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Dear America Review: With the Might of Angels by Andrea Davis Pinkney

With the Might of Angels: The Diary of Dawnie Rae Johnson, Hadley, Virginia, 1954 by Andrea Davis Pinkney. Scholastic, 2011. Currently Available. Genre: Historical Fiction from the Dear America series Face Value: As Brianna pointed out, these recent reissues of … Continue reading

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Review: Happy Families by Tanita S. Davis

Happy Families by Tanita S. Davis. Alfred A. Knopf, 2012. Currently Available. Genre: Contemporary Realistic Fiction (YA) Face Value: I love this cover. It hints at what the book is about without sensationalizing and it’s simple and clean but still … Continue reading

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Review: The Shattering by Karen Healey

The Shattering by Karen Healey. Little Brown Books for Young Readers, 2011. Currently Available Genre: Paranormal/Fantasy/Contemporary Face Value: I don’t love this cover, but there’s nothing wrong with it either. While I don’t think it really tells you much about … Continue reading

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Review: Under the Mesquite by Guadalupe Garcia McCall

Under the Mesquite by Guadalupe Garcia McCall Lee and Low Books, 2011 (Currently Available) Genre: Contemporary Realistic Fiction, Poetry Face Value: Perfect. The more I look at this cover the more I’m in love with it. It’s not all that … Continue reading

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Review: The Mighty Miss Malone by Christopher Paul Curtis

The Mighty Miss Malone by Christopher Paul Curtis Wendy Lamb Books, 2011 (Currently Available) Genre: Historical Fiction Face Value: Just about perfect. Seriously, this is one of my favorite middle grade covers in ages. As Elizabeth Bird so aptly put … Continue reading

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Review: Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor

Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor Viking, 2011 (currently available) Genre: Fantasy Face Value: This is a great cover. Love the illustration of the girl, love the white background and the use of color. No headless stock image here: the girl … Continue reading

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Review: A Wish After Midnight by Zetta Elliott

A Wish After Midnight by Zetta Elliott AmazonEncore, 2008 (Currently Available) Genre: Speculative Fiction Face Value: There are things I really like about this cover, but you have to look kind of closely. It’s not particularly eye-catching at first – … Continue reading

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Review: Abandon by Meg Cabot

Abandon by Meg Cabot Scholastic, 2011 Genre: Fantasy / Retelling Face Value: Hm, I’m not sure how I feel about the dead girl on the cover. On the one hand, glamorized dead girl in a virginal white dress – a … Continue reading

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Slatebreaking Books to Diversify Your Reading

At Slatebreakers, we’re constantly fighting against the stereotype that only male can be universal. But that’s not the only problem. It’s all too easy for books about white, straight characters to be read as the universal experience, while books about … Continue reading

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