Tag Archives: Feminism

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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Use Your Gray Matter: Why Katniss vs. Bella Doesn’t Help Anybody

I love The Hunger Games. We both do, here on this blog. It’s no surprise – Katniss is an outstanding, unbelievably Slatebreaking character. From her fierce loyalty to her family, her amazing survival skills, her ability to outsmart almost anybody … Continue reading

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Review: My Name Is Not Isabella by Jennifer Fosberry

My Name Is Not Isabella by Jennifer Fosberry. Pictures by Mike Litwin. Jabberwocky, 2010. Currently available. Face Value: I wouldn’t have picked up this book if it didn’t have such an intriguing cover. It caught my eye from its perch on … Continue reading

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Review: Cleopatra’s Moon by Vicky Alvear Shecter

Cleopatra’s Moon by Vicky Alvear Shecter Arthur A. Levine Books, 2011 (Currently Availabe) Genre: Historical Fiction Face Value: Eh. It’s all right I guess. It’s not inauthentic or particularly egregious. But Cleopatra Selene* is one of those characters who is … Continue reading

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Detectives Week Review: Girl Sleuth: Nancy Drew and the Women Who Created Her by Melanie Rehak

Girl Sleuth: Nancy Drew and the Women Who Created Her by Melanie Rehak Harcourt, 2005 (Currently Available) Genre: Nonfiction Face Value: Perfectly effective. This cover, for me, strikes the ideal balance of original Nancy Drew nostalgia and serious-looking nonfiction aesthetics. … Continue reading

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