Tag Archives: Feminism

Review: Sorrow’s Knot by Erin Bow

Sorrow’s Knot by Erin Bow. Arthur A. Levine Books, 2013. Currently Available. Genre: Fantasy Face Value: This cover screams fantasy, and this book is a fantasy, so that’s accurate. But it also vaguely reminds me of Blue Moon, the store … Continue reading

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Review: September Girls by Bennett Madison

September Girls by Bennett Madison. Harper Teen 2013. Currently Available. Genre: Speculative Fiction Face Value: Nothing special. In fact, this cover is a big part of why I wasn’t all that interested in the book before it started getting crazy … Continue reading

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Interview with Mindy Raf: “Of course I’m a feminist. Isn’t everyone?”

On Monday, we reviewed Mindy Raf’s terrific first novel, The Symptoms of My Insanity. It’s great – if you haven’t read it yet, you should. But better yet, we learned that Mindy is actually friends with one of our colleagues, and … Continue reading

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Review: Uprising by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Uprising by Margaret Peterson Haddix. Simon & Schuster Books for Young People, 2007. Currently Available. Genre: Historical Fiction Face Value: I listened to this book on audio, so I didn’t have as much face time with the cover as I … Continue reading

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Review: Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan

Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan. Random House, 2012. Currently Available. Genre: Mystery, Fantasy Face Value: I like this kind of cover, with the monochrome background and black and gold stenciling. It’s a familiar look in YA covers these days, but … Continue reading

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Election Week Review: The President’s Daughter by Ellen Emerson White

The President’s Daughter by Ellen Emerson White. Feiwel and Friends, 2008 (originally 1984). Currently Available. Genre: Contemporary Realistic Fiction Face Value: When this book was originally published, in 1984, it had this cover.** It looks like the 80s, that’s for … Continue reading

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Election Week Review: Grace for President by Kelly DiPucchio and illustrated by LeUyen Pham

Grace for President by Kelly DiPucchio and illustrated by LeUyen Pham. Hyperion Books for Children, 2008. Currently Available. Genre: Picture Book Face Value: LeUyen Pham is one of my favorite illustrators ever. I love the joyful, expressive way she draws … Continue reading

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Guest Post: A Few Words about The Andre Norton Award with Carrie Vaughn

We have a special guest post for you today, and we could not be more thrilled to welcome author Carrie Vaughn to the Slatebreakers blog. We first learned about Carrie through frequent Slatebreakers reader Deb Vaughn. Deb helped us connect … Continue reading

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Review: Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers

Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers. Houghton Mifflin, 2012. Currently Available. Genre: Historical Fantasy Face Value: Though this book has some signifiers that I usually don’t like, with a girl in a fancy dress looking off into the distance, I’ll give … Continue reading

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Review: Not That Kind of Girl by Siobhan Vivian

Not That Kind of Girl by Siobhan Vivian. Scholastic, 2010. Currently available. Genre: YA Realistic Fiction Face Value: Terrible. Just terrible. I cannot take this book anywhere unless I peel off the dust jacket. I even feel the need to … Continue reading

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